07-20-2009, 09:39 AM
I got to shoot a S&W 460 the other day, it was almost as bad as a S&W 360 firing full power .357 Mag loads, the 460 needed 3 shots to "sting" the hands while ther 360 PD will do it with two.
07-20-2009, 10:40 PM
My 4 inch Ruger Security Six stings me worse than my 44 mag Smiths.
10-08-2009, 07:52 AM
A S&W 360SCi I think was the model number, it had titianium cylinder and alumium alloy frame, 3" barrel, HiViz sights, and weighed 12.5 oz and was a hand killer in 357 magnum's. Very little rise of barrel from target, but it came straight back into the palm like a hammer blow and was bruttle. No wonder S&W didn't make but a few of those, and by the way I am 6'5" and no light weight and shoot 357 and 44 mag and 45 and 10mm 1911's on regular basis with out a problem.
Even with 38 spl it wasn't pleasent. I bought it from a guy who shot one round and sold it, then I shot it a couple times and even light loaded 38 spl was rough and was commenting on another forum about thinking I would sell the gun (PC gun to boot) and a guy made an offer I could not refuse.
10-08-2009, 12:21 PM
+1 oak 1971
It's a kicker.
10-25-2009, 02:58 PM
.454 Casull, never again...never ever again
10-25-2009, 03:51 PM
I've got a Winchester Timber Carbine in .450 Marlin that is just positively brutal, I think it actually is the hardest kicking gun I've shot.
10-28-2009, 03:50 PM
I have always been very tolerant of recoil in both rifles and handguns so not long ago i had a chance to buy a smith & wesson 500 (alaskan hunter i believe) 3" or 4" bbl. thankfully the man selling it ask if i want to shoot it first. I believe that is the only gun that ever really hurt meNo i didnt buy it.
10-29-2009, 06:06 AM
That would be an American Derringer Corp. 44 magnum, It was like holding a bullet in your left hand and a pointy hammer in your right......
10-29-2009, 12:52 PM
My dads .44 Magnum Ruger Super Blackhawk......
thing is ridiculous
10-29-2009, 01:39 PM
My 3 inch smith 629 44 mg. She's a handful.
11-30-2012, 12:46 AM
The most PAINFUL handgun I ever shot was a Hungarian PA-63 in 9mm Mak. This little guy was an aluminum alloy. With my hand high on the grip like my 1911, that things small beavertail hit the nerves in the web of my hand at the base of the thumb. Hurt! you bet!. Holding the grip lower down made a HUGE difference. Found out later that it has a reputation because of poor ergonomics. It's the only handgun I ever fired that was actually painful.
11-30-2012, 06:27 AM
When I was a teenager my father let me shoot his Colt double action revolver with .38 specials. Then he let me try a .357 magnum that knocked me back a bit. But interestingly the most painful gun I have ever shot was the S&W Bodyguard. The gun gave me a slide bite and hurt like hell to shoot.
11-30-2012, 01:11 PM
Desert Eagle w/ Extended Barrel (compensator) .44 Magnum, I was pretty young lol
11-30-2012, 02:15 PM
I had a S & W 29 with a 6" barrel and I had no difficulties; I had a 629 with a 2-1/2" barrel and round butt and it was impossible to shoot. It bruised the bone on my shooting hand and I could not shoot for 6 months until it healed.
I have a 340PD, and with Federal 125 gr. .357s, it is just as bad. But the rubber grips help keep me from getting that bone bruise.
11-30-2012, 02:48 PM
a small snubnose 38 I shot decades ago - every other shot I had to regrip the gun. No fun at all.
Shot a desert eagle 50 and it's not as bad as I had expected.
My old mossberg 12g pump was no fun to shoot a round of trap with.
I think my garand kicks less than my marlin 30-30.
shot a 223 'pistol' and was surprised at how little kick it had - basically none.
my 686 snubby with full house 357 isn't a whole lot of fun to shoot.
overall- the bigger the gun, physically, the less recoil you feel, regardless of caliber/load.
11-30-2012, 08:53 PM
300 Weatherby Magnum, the 300 has a very sharp quick recoil, shoulder was black and blue after 20 rounds first time out with weatherby ammo.
Marlin 450 Guide Gun, not bad if you bury it in your inside shoulder and stay away from the bench.
S&W Model 29 6 inch Barrel, shot some very hot loads and it literally loosened all the screws in the pistol and needed loctite to keep em in place.
11-30-2012, 10:19 PM
12-01-2012, 01:28 PM
My 454 casull revolver with full power loads. I use it for deer hunting. Not alot of fun to shoot, but it is effective!
12-01-2012, 07:13 PM
A Smith & Wesson in .44 Magnum and standard wood grips. I shot six rounds through it and handed it back to the guy.
12-02-2012, 12:30 AM
44 magnum. There should be a law that says, guns that big must have wheels.
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