View Full Version : Unintended Consequences writer inspired .500 S&W Magnum

10-26-2007, 5:18 PM
I found this on NES have no idea if its California legal less a LEO / Private party bring in. and transfers it via a PPT but it looks like a very special revolver.

Click the pic for John Ross's story on the revolver and its history.

Just finished reading all 861 pages of it. Well worth it. I highly recommend it, if you haven't read it already.

Then I "Googled" John Ross to find his website and lookie what I found. :drool5:

From the S&W Performance Center:

Mr. Ross tells the story of developing this .500.
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p169/twiggman/Gun%20PrOn/largegun.jpg ( http://www.john-ross.net/pdfs/maghist.pdf)

Review of the 500 S&W Magnum.

10-26-2007, 6:09 PM
I think it should be a prerequisite for every gun owner to reed Mr Rosses book. He was on the Shooting Gallery a while back ( outdoor channel ). He was talking about that hand gun and the custom loads/ bullets he was shooting through his current 500s. Not to mention his class 3 stuff and the 50 cal he shoots SKEET with! I was going to post my copy here once I get it back from a friend and try to trade it for a box of ammo. I though Mr. Ross would approve of that notion especial 44mag.

10-27-2007, 8:55 AM
ONLY book i've read three times & I probably read it again.

10-27-2007, 9:38 AM
First time I met John Ross was at SHOT 2005. He was very curt and seemed in a bad mood. I wrote it off to his feet hurting like mine did at the time.

Second time was at SHOT 2007 in Florida. He was at a private party I got invited to, and I talked to him for about an hour. Super nice guy. We never talked about the book, but just about life in general. He told me about his proposed 500s at that time and I put myself down for consecutive SNs. One in Black, one in SS. He never contacted me, but I figure that's because he did not want to pay the fees to get on the Cal Roster.

Beautiful pistols with some really cool tricks built in if he followed through. He was going to make the Cyl gap adjustable to increase the FPS without increasing pressures.