The new Smith & Wesson M460 XVR revolver has now been officially introduced. The new five-shot revolver chambered for the powerful .460 S&W Magnum will be a Performance Center item built on the company’s X-frame.
Calling it a multi-purpose revolver, the company notes the gun is a “welcome addition” for hunters “in pursuit of dangerous game.” Many big game hunters carry a .44 Magnum, .454 Casull or other revolver as a backup gun when in the field. The .460 Magnum is certainly a good caliber choice for this activity!
The gun will have a green fiber optic sight from HIVIZ and an adjustable rear sight. The
titanium stainless steel cylinder is not fluted, and the stainless steel frame has a glass bead finish. The trigger and hammer are chromed.
Smith & Wesson 460 XVR Specifications
|weight (unloaded)||59.5 oz|
|front sight||HIVIZ fiber optic|
In the background of a recently released video on the new 929 revolver, Smith & Wesson may have accidentally shown another gun they plan to announce at the upcoming SHOT Show. The new gun appears to be chambered for the .460 S&W Magnum cartridge and has a shorter barrel than any prior factory gun in this caliber.
From what we can see in the image, the new revolver has a green fiber optic front sight and a non-fluted cylinder. As the video was produced by the S&W Performance Center, I would assume that this new .460 will be made by them as well. When I get more information on this gun, I will update this page.