No way... I have the 5" Redhawk 'not Alaskan' .. They weigh a ton... I nicknamed mine "The Hammer" just because its like holding a hammer out there at the end of your arm. Not to mention I got lucky and mine is a tack driver. I was lucky enough to get one of the very first ones off the assembly line. They just dont kick that bad at all, I shoot mine one handed pistoleer style.