Just finished another project, a single shot 38 Special pistol. I made everything except the screws, the springs ( all coil ) and the barrel. It weighs 3 1/2 pounds and has a 10" barrel. It was chambered ( carefully ) with a drill bit and I will check it for accuracy this weekend. I discovered that an old box of Winchester .357 Magnums I had laying around..... that were loaded with 158 gr. lead bullets.....would chamber. So I fired one round and called that a proof test. The gun didn't seem to mind..... so I fired another one..... and then I fired a few more.....actually, I shot the entire box. Recoil was mild and almost nonexistent with specials. Earlier this month I started a thread about "Your largest handgun." I presented "Mongo " to the world. I guess this gun is "Junior " There is a definite family resemblance. Like Mongo, I have no monetary investment in this pistol. That's a price I can live with!!!