Just over four years ago, legendary shooter Jerry Miculek set a world record when he put five .500 Magnum rounds on target from a S&W 500 revolver in 1.14 seconds. Since records are made to be broken, Andrew from the YouTube channel GY6vids set about besting Miculek’s time using the same model. Firing from a distance of 21 feet, Andrew—after several attempts and a most likely a wrist that’s seen better days—breaks Miculek’s record; he got five shots on target in 1.09 seconds. Watch the video above to see it all go down. Below, Andrew details the process. In addition, you can see Miculek’s original record-setting effort.
S&W 500 Record Attempt Details:
This is the record for fastest 5 shots fired from a 4in barrel Smith & Wesson 500 magnum Revolver. Using factory loaded Hornady 500 magnum 300gr FTX bullets, firing at 2000+ feet per second. While landing all shots on a Paper Target 18in wide & 30in tall @ 21 feet away.
Shooter starts from a Low Ready Position ( Gun in hand ready to shoot, but aiming lower than the intended target). Shooter then reacts to a randomly timed shooting timer “Beep.” Once the shooter hears the timer, he/she engages the target as fast as possible with 5 shots. The Reaction time is not counted toward overall time(Time it takes the shooter to pull up onto target and start shooting), reaction time will be deducted from overall time after 5th shot. All shots must strike the Paper Target at 21feet. This video also shows the record for Fastest 5 shots including reaction time
The Record Time I set while following all the above mentioned details is 1.71 seconds overall time(Including Reaction Time) and 1.09 seconds 5 shot time (Minus reaction time of 0.62 seconds).