Recoil can be intimidating especially on hand guns like the SW500. Many times I have witnessed big burly guys try to one hand my 4” 500 shooting 500 gr. pills and almost lose the gun in one shot. They were warned, but thought they could handle it. I still believe the most brutal shooting is a light weight 12 gauge shooting 3 1/2” heavy loads in a duck/goose blind. After a couple of boxes some serious bruising will show up in the evening. 3 days of good duck and goose hunting usually requires heavy doses of Ibuprofen and bourbon to recover.