New Smith & Wesson M460 XVR .460 Revolver

Smith and Wesson 460XVR

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

caliber.460 Magnum
capacityfive rounds
barrel length3.5"
overall length10"
weight (unloaded)59.5 oz
front sightHIVIZ fiber optic
rear sightadjustable

Original Information:

Smith & Wesson 460

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.

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