I was wondering if I was alone on the island of the .44 special, or if there are others out there. Yes it's a large round, and it has considerable recoil, but I am a big guy with large hands so i don't find it uncontrolable. Its not my everyday carry, but I do carry it from time to time. Mine is a Smith and Wesson 396 Mountain Lite. Lightweight frame(18oz), 3" barrel, 5 shot, green hi viz front sight and hogue bantam grips. So I've shown ya mine, show me yours!