Hello. Finally after several months of waiting, the local range finally had their .44 magnum fixed (I dont know what was wrong with it in the first place). It was a Ruger Blackhawk 7 1/2 inch barrel. My first shot Iwas really nervous, becuase of all of those stories you hear about people getting knocked in the head with them, but, to my suprise, the recoil wasnt bad at ALL, in fact I could control it pretty easily with both my strong and weak hand. The ammo was just cheap WWB, but I still dont think the full power stuff would be that bad.