“Ring of Fire” S&W .460XVR revolver (VIDEO)

I had an opportunity to shoot a friend’s Smith & Wesson .460XVR with a 3.5″ barrel. That’s quite short for any magnum round, let alone the .460 magnum. Since we were filming in an indoor range with low light conditions, I was able to capture some pretty darn cool slow-mo footage using a stock iPhone 6.

This hand cannon definitely has some kick to it but if you hang on tight you’ll be fine. The rings of fire produced were visible in person, but they are also really great to see on video. Make sure you watch till the end of the video with the profile view.

Released in 2014, the .460XVR also comes in longer barrel lengths up to 14″ and is designed for hunting. More information on the Smith & Wesson .460XVR can be found here.

Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.



  • thedonn007

    That ring of fire sure is neat. Does this happen due to the unburnt power burning up as it spins out of the barrel?

    • M.M.D.C.

      No no no. Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring.

      • RocketScientist

        Hahahah, beat me to it!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I hope you dont go to Reno and try to recreate any other Johnny Cash lyrics.

    • M.M.D.C.

      They should do a whole song. Specifically, a gun version of One Piece at a Time.

      • BattleshipGrey

        That’d be a great remake, but Notorious made a great call, just don’t remake it in Reno.

  • BattleshipGrey

    Why does the ring sometimes move downward or to the side? Does it follow the general air flow or is it just random fluctuating reasons?

  • Tiru Maru

    Now THAT, would make Dirty Harry proud…