A neighbor brought the beast over yesterday and I fired 40 rounds of Magtech 500sw 400gr SJSP. That's about $100 worth of pain. There comes a time when a good thing becomes too much of a good thing and aside from the intimidation factor, I can't see too much reason to lug artillery like this around, even in grizzly country, where a Taurus Judge or 44 Mag would be a lighter alternative as a back-up sidearm. I won't go so far as to call it's enormous size/power a gimmick, but the recoil is almost ludicrous. There are not many handguns that make me wince or miss a target at 30 yrds, but I think my first 4 rounds ended up somewhere in Mexico. After firing 40 rounds, I had to sit down, drink a beer and tell my neighbor to take the damn thing away.