Though i do not own one i have shot a friend of mines on at lease 10 occations and it is typical of ruger revolver quality,(which is like a Freaking tank.) But my only issue with it is trying to decide its purpose.I have no reason to conceal my weapons when im many miles from other people, I have no need for a .44 mag snubby. nor does most of the other remaining people on this planet. Its too heavy for ccw for alot of people and .44 mag out of as short of barrel as the alaskan has lowered the velocity quite a bit, I feel much more comfortable with my 5.5 super blackhawk when out in the woods. I guess .44 specials would be pretty good target rounds at the range but thats all it would be comical for.