Smith & Wesson has just unveiled its new .460-caliber revolver, which some people are now calling the “Backpack Cannon.”
The beefy handgun is being touted as “an ideal firearm for your backpack in the backcountry.”
One look at the gun and you’ll probably agree it’s sufficient defense against just about any wild animal you’d encounter in the wilderness. Surprisingly, it’s still quite comfortable to shoot.
According to Military.com:
The five-shooter features a three-inch barrel, high-visibility sights and a synthetic stock with a shock absorber on the rear of the handle. Chambered for the massive .460 round, it packs a wallop. You can also shoot .454 Casull rounds, as well as .45 Long Colt ammo.
“It’s a very comfortable gun to shoot,” Paul Pluff, the company’s director of marketing services, said in an interview with Military.com. “A great gun for a back-up gun in the backcountry or even for hunting if you’re going after some pigs or hogs or anything like that.”
It’s a very nice gun but a bit pricey — $1,200. The company expects to market the revolver to civilians and law enforcement personnel.
Want to see the Backpack Cannon in action? Check out this video…