Owned one for many years. A very pleasant gun to shoot, don't think you'll find the recoil to be an issue. The down sides? Like other Blackhawks, (I have/had four), the factory grips are a little small, and unless you load your own, .30 Carbine ammo is expensive and can be hard to find. Got rid of my Blackhawk some time back. Nothing wrong with it, just don't care for six-shooters.
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