Well today i picked up my .454 Alaskan and took it out to see how it shoots. I was shooting Hornady 300grn ammo. The recoil is not near as bad as i thought. I have shot a ton of .44mag in my day and while this is a bit stiffer it is not that bad. Keep in mind this is not a ''plinking'' pistol. this is a take care of business pistol. I ran 20 rounds through it and by the time i was done my hand could feel it. While it was not a real accuracy test it shot well. It was -21 and i was in a sweater and insulated vest in tennis shoes so i was not really shooting off a rest or any thing like that. I was shooting at 20yrds off hand and had a 6'' group. I do plan on painting the front site bright orange so it shows up better for my old eyes. overall i love the gun and am inpressed with how it shoots. For carry in AK i plan on carrying Grizzly 335grn hard cast bullets. Accuracy is more than acceptable as its for bear protection and would never shoot at anything that was not close. I love this gun! Now its time to order a Simply Rugged holster and its good to go!