The Elephant Pistol: .458 Winchester Magnum Encore Pistol …

    There are some things I would not wish on even my worst enemy, and I think a pistol chambered in .458 Winchester Magnum is high on that list. The .458 Winchester Magnum is an dangerous game cartridge capable of taking down an Elephant or a Cape Buffalo. Its muzzle energy (from a rifle) exceeds 5000 ft/lbs.

    US Shooter blogs about his .458 Win Mag Encore pistol

    Here is my .458 Win Mag Encore pistol. 14″ full bull barrel with Hollands Radial Baffle Muzzle Brake and Pachmyr Decelerator grips. So what’s the most powerful handgun? That’s shootable?

    I have always loved big bores. I’ve had TC Encores in .470 Capstick, .416 Rigby, .375 H&H Mag, 50 Alaskan, .405 Winchester and the .338 A Square. It’s a great gun. It’s really cool to have a gun you can change barrels on. You just never get bored with it.

    The recoil, noise and shockwave from this pistol must be a horrific experience. After you have shot this you will never again complain about the recoil from snappy .40 S&W sub-compacts.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!