Mas, I believe I read a story a while back where a man used a .500 Magnum revolver to shoot a criminal who broke into his home but I don't remember where or when it happened. Have you ever heard this story? All I can remember is that the intruder was hit in the upper leg and survived, but with very serious injuries; the extent of which I can only imagine. It seems like they would have had to amputate his leg or at the very least he'd never walk right again. I don't know if the intruder was immediately stopped but, with a round that size, it's hard to imagine that it would take long. A .500 magnum is obviously not a good choice for home defense but it seemed to work in this case. I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to fire a .500 S&W off inside a house, let alone to be shot with one at near point blank range. I mean, I've fondled one in the gun shop and seen videos of people firing them on you tube and, all I could think when I first heard this story was HOLY S**T! If you've heard or seen this story, I was wondering what your thoughts were. Sorry, I haven't been able to find a link.