“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.