Smith & Wesson Reveals New Monster .460 Caliber Revolver: The Backpack Cannon

Smith & Wesson has taken their meticulous weaponry to a whole new level with its latest revolver.

The world renowned gun manufacturer unleashed its new massive, monster.460 caliber revolver.

On Jan. 20, the revolver, coined the ‘Backpack Cannon,’ made its public debut at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV, reports the Daily Mail.

The Cannon, officially referred to the Performance Center Model.460XVR, features three-inch barrel, high-visibility sights and a synthetic shock absorber on the handle, which serves as a vital component for a firearm possessing such a

The publication also reports that the gun also boasts a massive chamber to fit the colossal.460 caliber rounds, which are classified as some of the world’s largest and most powerful bullets. However, the handgun is also compatible with 454 Casull rounds and.45 Long Colt ammo.

Smith & Wesson representative Paul Pluff also weighed in with to some quick details in reference to the revolver. It’s a very comfortable gun to shoot,” said Pluff to the publication. “It’s great for a back-up gun in the back-country, or even for hunting if you’re going after some pigs or hogs or anything like that.”

The 5-round chambers are big enough to put your finger into comfortably, which gives an indication as to how big the rounds are

The company has high expectations for the Backpack Cannon as a prospective means of reigniting consumer interest in revolvers. The manufacturer also acknowledged that pistols and revolvers are now considered secondary selections for self defense due to the elevated interest in high-capacity semi-automatic guns. So, hopefully the.460 caliber revolver peaks the interest of consumers.


As one of the most lauded gun shows in the United States, the prestigious event is considered the most inclusive platform for uniquely diverse Law Enforcement and Armed Forces, which is why the event chosen for the big reveal. The event also boasts more than an estimated 60,000 firearm fans each year.

The.460 caliber revolver is retailed at an estimated $1,200. However, the company primary market concentration is directed toward private defense sectors and law enforcement agencies.

“There is still a place for weapons like this, especially if you like camping where the critters are big enough to eat you,” Smith & Wesson said.