As Clint Eastwood put it in the Dirty Harry movie, "I hit what I aim at". Whenever we go out to shoot, everyone wants to shoot this gun. It goes off like a cannon, but it has less kick than the wife's Tracker 357, 6". With bear around, and whatever else may happen along, I feel very safe with this revolver on my hip. This gun is very well made, as are all Taurus pieces. If you can hold it up, get it. You will not be disappointed.