By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

When you hear the name Smith & Wesson, one of the first things that comes to mind is revolvers.  Delivering maximum power for avid handgun hunters, Smith & Wesson engineers created the massive “X-Frame,” which serves as the basic design for the most powerful production revolver: the S&W500.  Smith & Wesson is back to turn heads with the release of the M350 Legend X Frame, the first production revolver to shoot the efficiently designed 350 Legend hunting calibers.

According to Smith & Wesson’s Senior Manager of New Products, John Myles, “The 350 Legend is one of the flattest shooting straight-walled cartridges on the market today. It is great for medium-sized game and especially whitetail hunting. If you’re looking for a hunting revolver, the Model 350 is it.”

THE FRAME

The Model 350 Legend starts out with the massive stainless steel X frame used on Smith & Wesson’s Model 500, the most powerful production revolver.  The fluted cylinder holds 7 rounds of 350 Legend, and moon clips are included with the pistol.  A large textured synthetic grip with finger grooves helps keep a grip on this powerful pistol.

THE BARREL

The 350 barrel is manufactured from stainless steel.  It’s 7.5 inches long and is ported to tame recoil.  Smith & Wesson used a red ramp front sight, and an adjustable rear sight.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Single/Double action revolver

Caliber: 350 Legend

Cylinder capacity: 7 rounds

Sights: Rear adjustable, red ramp front

Barrel Length: 7.5 inches

Overall Length: 13.5

Width: 1.92 inches

Height: 6.375 inches

Weight: 71.5 ounces

MSRP: $1,599

URL:www.smith-wesson.com

THE VERDICT

The M350 is a large frame wheel gun designed for hunting small to medium size game.  It’s a beautiful piece of craftmanship finished in satin stainless.  If you’re looking for a new hunting pistol, take a look at the Smith & Wesson Model 350.That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, FloridaJolt.com, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at polizei22@msn.com