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What is the most powerful handgun?

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Answered 2008-11-17 05:48:23

Fairly certain it is the Thompson Contender .600 Nitro Express for production firearms.

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The most powerful handgun?

The most powerful production handgun is Smith & Wesson's .500 S&W Magnum revolvers, while the most powerful handgun manufactured was the .600 Nitro Express revolver, which is not a production pistol, but can be custom manufactured on request by Pfeifer-Zeliska for a "humble" price of about $17,890.

What is the most powerful hand gun in the world?

at this time the 500 smith and Wesson is the most powerful handgun in production.

What is the most powerfull handgun?

I think the most powerful standard production handgun is the Smith and Wesson 500, which fires a 50 caliber bullet. There is a non standard production handgun called the 600 nitro express that I think is more powerful.

Is a S and W 357 magnum a good handgun?

A VERY good handgun- for most puposes. Durable, reliable, accurate, and powerful.

What is the most powerful handgun bullet?

Probably, almost certainly, the .600 Nitro Express is the overall most power handgun bullet. Let me alter this answer by saying the .600 Nitro Express is a rifle round that one company made a pistol for. The most powerful handgun cartridge is the 500 S&W Magnum.

How does 44 mag hand gun rate for most powerful hand gun?

Not even close. There are several more powerful handgun cartridges, not counting the single shot pistols that use rifle cartridges. While Dirty Harry may have proclaimed it to be "The most powerful handgun in the world"- it is not.

What was the name of dirty harry's gun?

Dirty Harry used a 44 Magnum in his words "The most powerful handgun in the world." Specifically, it was a Smith and Wesson Model 29 in a .44 magnum. In addition, it is not the most powerful handgun in the world (not even at the time of filming.)

What is the most powerful handgun caliber in the world besides the 44 mag?

There are many handgun rounds that exceed the 44 mag. 454, 460, 500 to name a few.

What is the most powerful 22 handgun?

Can't be answered withou knowing if you are referring to a rimfire or centerfire 22

Is a 9 mm the most powerful handgun?

No, not by a longshot (no pun intended). Almost all "major" caliber handguns are more powerful than the 9mm.

What is more powerful a handgun or legal assault rifles?

It depends on what you mean by "powerful".

What was the most powerful gun of the old west?

Rifle, shotgun, or handgun? The 10 gauge shotgun at close range would be very high on the list, as would some of the buffalo rifle cartridges, such as the 45-110. The .45 Colt revolver was possibly the most powerful handgun of the day.

How do you use magnum in a sentence?

The .500 S&W magnum is the most powerful handgun round commercially available.

What is more powerful handgun a 357 magnum or a 45 acp?

.357 magnum Actually, a more correct answer is, MOST 357 is more powerful and MOST 45, but there are a couple of exceptions, if you are talking about muzzle energy.

What are the Most powerful handguns?

The most powerful handgun in the world has to be the Austrian Pfeifer-Zeliska .600 nitro express revolver, but the most powerful PRODUCTION handgun is the Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolver that shoots the .500 cartridge.The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. It is the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at 6.001 kilograms (13.230 lb) and having a length of 55 centimetres (22 in). The cylinder section alone weighs 2.041 kilograms (4.500 lb). The Zeliska is also the most powerful handgun in the world, producing a muzzle energy of over 6 kilojoules (4,400 ft·lbf). The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible.

Is a 38 caliber more powerful than a 40 caliber handgun?

it is a little less powerful but not by much

How powerful is the Desert Eagle Pistol?

It is the same power as any other firearm that is firing the same caliber cartridge. Contrary to myth, this is NOT the most powerful handgun in the world- not even close.

Who owns the pistol that was used in the Dirty Harry movies?

It was a Smith and Wesson 44 Magnum "The most powerful handgun in the world" according to Harry.

What was the size of the pistol?

The pistol in the movie Dirty Harry was a .44 mag - "the most powerful handgun in the world" according to "dirty" Harry Callahan.

What weapon did Dirty Harry praise as the most powerful handgun in the world since it could blow your head clean off?

It was a model 29.

What is the world's most powerful handgun?

The Pfeifer Zeliska 28mm Revolver is the worlds most powerful handgun but it is also pretty worthless because its too large to use effectively as you would a normal pistol. I would just stick to the Smith & Wesson 500 mag its something you could actually wear on your side like a pistol should be carried.

Most powerful handgun?

Some people have made handguns chambered in .600 Nitro Express (an elephant rifle cartridge) and in .50 BMG (made to shoot 2 miles in a machinegun). Neither has any real usefullness in a handgun.

What is the biggest hand gun you can buy legally?

The .500 S&W Magnum is the most powerful handgun cartridge in production. Smith & Wesson Model 500, most powerful revolver. There are other handguns that are larger but are not in production. One off customs etc.