Howdy, Well, I bought a widow maker yesterday. It is a Rossi, 2" barrel in .44 mag. I shot it and it is not bad with .44 specials. With .44 mag. it is a handfull and a lot of fun. It has a column of fire around the projectile that is about 8" long. I think that the short barrel doesnt allow the gas build up which lessens the recoil. It is a fun gun for a little while. Have a goodun!!!!