For Chrismas my girlfriend bought me a S&W 442 No-Lock which I have been been dying to try out and so has she. So today we were finally both able to make it to the range for lady's night. I decided to start off with a cylinder of the 135gr +P Gold Dots I carry as my SD ammo. I have to say I was very surprised at how much recoil it had. Then I loaded 5 rounds for her to shoot (it was only her second time shooting any firearm). Needless to say she put the gun down after firing it and said "that really hurt my hand". I had also brought a 50rd box of regular Remington UMC FMJ to practice with and although it wasn't as bad as the +P it was still a handfull and she really didn't like it too much better. I do like it much better than the Kel Tec P3AT I use to carry as a BUG. I feel much more confident with it as far as reiiablity and it doesn't seem as snappy. Being it is my first revolver I knew that I wasn't going to shoot it very well my first few times out, so I only shot it between 3-7 yds. I did manage t keep all my shots center mass rapid fire at 7yrds though. I planned on letting her use my 442 when she got her CCW until she got herself a S&W 642 but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Next lady's night I am going to have her try a few different guns to see what SHE likes. Hopefully it will be a Ruger hamerless SP101 since it weighs twice as much hwich will help recoil and can fire .357 magnum (for me to play with). She Likes my H&K USPc but I would preffer her to get a revolver so she can fire it from inside her purse needed . We'll see what she decides on. I am now a fan of the J Frames and actually revolvers in general. There is something about them that i have always liked. Hopefully my next one will be a NIB Royal Blue Coly Python with a 1978 manufacture date but I have yet to find one. The closest I've come was made in 1977.