#5 Marlin BFR

You want a Big Fucking Revolver? From the company that makes the Desert Eagle, meet the Marlin BFR (Big Frame Revolver), a massively over-built handgun that fires the largest rounds possible. Chambered in .450 Marlin, BFR will shoot an enormous 350-grain bullet at 1,814 feet per second.


#4 Desert Eagle .50 caliber

You’ve seen it in Predator, Snatch , and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Revolvers can deliver higher velocity, but the Desert Eagle is about as powerful as semi-automatic handguns get.


#3 Smith & Wesson Model 29 Classic

Do you feel lucky, punk? Dirty Harry’s iconic sidearm rounds out Smith & Wesson’s fearsome power trio. It gained fame in Dirty Harry (1971) and then Magnum Force (1973), launching the popular fascination with enormous handguns.


#2 Smith & Wesson XVR 460 Magnum

The XVR 460 Magnum (X-treme Velocity Revolver) has the highest claimed velocity in a big-bore production gun: that hunk of lead is moving at an incredible 2,300 feet per second. Plus, the stand and scope are seriously bad-ass.


#1 Smith & Wesson .500

This may be the scariest production revolver on the planet, if you’re judging by sheer stopping power. It’s got the kind of lethal .50-caliber punch you need if, say, you run into an angry grizzly in the Alaskan wilderness, or a brain-eating zombie in some post-apocalyptic wasteland.


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