Not to mindlessly echo Cane, but he's right. The only reason to own a .500 S&W is if you spend a LOT of time fishing or hiking in grizzly country. But even then I would rather have a .460 Smith, you can shoot .45 Colt or .454 Casull as light loads. Myself, I just don't care for the big clunky revolvers to chamber these and content myself with my .44 mag. Yes I sometimes wish it was bigger, if I ever find myself with a cash overload I plan to acquire a .475 Linebaugh.