S&W Model .500 Magnum Stainless Steel 4" - $1199.99 Smith & Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame, the massive X-Frame, and was the basis for the Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world. This
Smith & Wesson 500 Revolver 500 S&W 4" 5 Rd Rubber Grip Satin Stainless - $1199.99 Most Powerful Production Revolver in the World Today
• Massive .500 S&W Magnum® Cartridge 2600 ft/lb. Muzzle Energy
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Smith & Wesson 500 Handgun 500 S&W Magnum 4in 5rd - $1099.99 + $10 Fee In 2003 the gunsmiths and engineers at Smith & Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame, the massive "X-Frame™," and was the basis for the new Model
I saw one of their 300 AAC pistol kits for $299.99 yesterday. At that rate, I'll be building one soon. I would guess ammo price will only go down as popularity increases. I do generally prefer the heavier grain ammo, especially for personal defense, although I find it unlikely that I would be using an AR Pistol for that purpose. For me it would essentially be a range weapon only, or perhaps home defense if there's a safe way to do that with this caliber.
a $35 rebate is available until December 31, 2018 (edit: thanks for updating the title)
It looks like Taurus learned about the problem with Ruger LCP takedown pin and modified their design. This is similarly how I fixed my LCP, by filing a deeper groove in the pin so it must be rotated.
If this Taurus comes with 2 mags, then $199.99 (before rebate) comes pretty close to what I paid for my LCP after I bought a 7-round mag and a recoil calibration pack. The Ruger did come with a pocket holster which is handy.