Dad bought a new 500 S+W performance center 10.5" bbl. We shot the gun a few times and were happy to find that the recoil is quite manageable but both dad and my bro got cut on the left cheek. It was actually a pinhole size puncture but it did draw blood. The hole was about an inch below their left eye. They were shooting right handed. I have shot many other revolvers and never had this happen. It seems that some sort of particle, either lead or unburned powder, was directed up through the cylinder gap and then back along the underside of the top strap. When I shot it I did feel some debris on my face but having shot black powder revolvers before I did not think much of it. It did not happen on every shot. Has anyone else experienced this with this or any other revolver? Is there a fix for this? This is a fun gun to shoot otherwise. It knocks the sap out of chunks of firewood.