The first time you squeeze off a 454 you'll smile without even realizing it. My ex-wife's 15 year old son kept after me to shoot mine (I mean he REAAALLLY wanted to shoot it). He is a big boy for his age and hunts with a 7mm so what I did wasn't really all that mean... I decided it was time for him to shoot my RJM. I loaded up 4 45LC and 2 454 Casull's (300 grain Hornady's) and hung a target about 10 yards out. I squeezed off the 45LC's while he watched and then surprised him by asking if he wanted to shoot a couple. He did of course so I handed the RJM to him and stood back trying not to laugh. He aimed at the target and squeezed the trigger... the pistol kicked back so hard I thought it had broken his wrist. It hadn't broken his wrist, but one round was all he wanted. He gave it back to me, and the rest of the time I was there he didn't ask to shoot it again. I don't live near them so he can only pester me about it when I'm there. I'm sure he'll be ready for round two the next time I'm up that way and break it out. I still smile when I think of the look on his face when he squeezed the trigger... absolutely priceless.