I have an lcr in .38. I really like it, but I think it kicks a lot. It's ok for me. I saw this review on youtube by gunblast.com who suggests getting a .22 to practice with due to cheaper ammo. I liked the idea and went out shopping, but none are to be found due to the latest gun ban scare. That magnum model really sounds great. I would go for it if I could find it. They are great guns.