<I know there's been this type of thread in the past but it's been a while and, well, this is my experience with it.> I've been itching to try the SW500 for some time. Finally went to a local range that had one for rent. The standard 8-3/8" version. I have shot a 14" T/C in 45/70 and thought I should be able to handle the 500. I regularly shoot .44mag for fun and actually completed the NRA Distinguished Marksmanship badge with one. I fired 6 rounds at 15yds. I didn't go to 25yds because the range owner wasn't sure where the gun was sited in. It wasn't comfortable but manageable. It twisted more in my hand that I would have liked. I think a slightly small grip would have helped. It would take another range session to work on my hold. I've got still pictures of the peak of recoil (yes I realize that at 30fps it may not actually have caught the very top) but of the 6 shots this was the one frame that was the most vertical, #5 shot if you're curious. Also the target. And no I didn't walk it into the center, just the opposite. The center was my first shot and the group, left and down were the other 5. Don't have a need to buy one and I'm glad I got that out of my system. I may go back at some point and try again to see if I can hold it better.