.600 Nitro Express from a Revolver

    The .600 Nitro Express is the one of the largest of the Nitro Express rounds ever developed, second only to the .700 Holland & Holland Nitro Express. Originally meant for big-game hunting, its a round so powerful, it dents common handgun steel targets. As such, someone decided to build a handgun for it.


    The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska Revolver is a single-action revolver from Pfiefer Firearms in Austria. The handgun can fire a 900 grain slug at 1,950 ft/s, making over 7,500 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. According to Wikipedia, the handgun costs about $17,000 and each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this far and above more expensive than even the .50 BMG.

    When someone has to wear a helmet to fire the revolver, I think the loading is just a wee bit too hot. But, equipped with gloves, helmet and a huge muzzle brake, a dare-devil goes against all better judgement and pulls the trigger. The results (and proof of his courage) is posted on YouTube for all to see.


    Title photo courtesy of Operator Chan

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.