Just picked up a Smith and wesson night guard in .44 I love my big cal small guns! I have a Ruger Alaskan .454 and a S&W .500 and this .44 smith because of the lack of porting and the scandium frame kicks WORSE than either. I am actually not sure I am gonna keep it cuz it beats me up so bad that I can shoot my long range guns for 2-3 days after I shoot it. I shoot the pistol well but after a trip to the range my hand shakes bad. I don't like shooting gloves but may try them before I just get mad and sell the new gun.