Just a short time ago I asked http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/44-magnum-snubbie-31028/ Well, I decided on the S&W 629 Talo edition with a 3" barrel and I made a good choice. I was worried that the recoil was going to be extreme but its actually not bad. I shot it today, a 150 rounds worth the first 130 all double action. I figure in a self-defense situation I won't be cocking a hammer. View attachment 18803 First I fired 50 rounds of 44 Magnum Magtech 240gr. SJSP and the recoil was not that bad at all, color me surprised. Then I went through 50 rounds of 200gr. 44 SPL CCI Blazer (very very mild). Then I shot 30 rounds of the carry load I pick for this gun, Fiocchi Extrema 240 Hornady XTP hollow points. Honestly, I could not tell the difference between these and the Magtech loads. Finally, just for stupidity sake I shot 20rds or Corbon 300gr. penetrator loads. Those were quite snappy, but still managable in SA. The group below is the Fiocchi Extrema loads at 10 yards (sorry for the cell pic). I threw two shots away. View attachment 18802 P.S. thanks for the help in chosing my new piece!