Got my new Taurus Homeland Security modle 82 .38 special this week. Wow, what a sweet revolver. Haven't shot a firearm in years, and this one was a joy. I noticed little kickback. Perhaps there was more than I thought. This one has a 4" barrel, and is heavy. Feels good. I was able to get close to the bulls eye on the first show. I have a hefty respect for any and all firearms. And was a little concerned taking that first shot, not knowing how it would handle. Dry shooting a couple of times, seem to be a little rough, especially compared to cocking first and then pulling the trigger. But, I took my time, aimed, and squeezed the trigger, Wow! Smoth. And it was LOUD. Didn't wear ear protectors for for the first shot as I wanted to hear how loud it was. Can't wait to shoot some more. It really handles well.