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Just now, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

I think the hardest 'palm thumper/wrist twister'  I own is a Ruger Bisley SBH Hunter in .45 Colt, loaded to max.

Indeed, it is not a pistol you want your wife or daughter use in learning how to shoot.

 

..........Widder

 

 

I love the Ruger Bisley for 44 and 45 magnum loads. I've not shot the Hunter Bisley but imagine the Hunter is a tad more sane than my 3.75" SBH Bisley. ;)

 

My Ruger RH with 2.75" barrel and 300+ grain 44 mag loads is actually quite manageable.

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I think the hardest hitting “handgun” I ever shot was my friend’s Thompson Center pistol with a 10 or 12 inch barrel (can’t remember)  shooting 30-30 hard hitting lead bullets in Silhouette Matches. I attended several matches with him and  at each match we shot several “stages” - not sure what term they used.
The last match I went to two people showed up in wrist casts on there right arms. They were a married couple that shot competitions with all the folks in my friend’s club. Shooting Silhouette matches pretty much destroyed their wrists. I asked their cartridges of choice “30-30 loaded to top power factor for competition.” That’s how my friend’s loads were. 
I was already having wrist issues and their example prompted me to politely bow out of Silhouette Shooting. 
 

The dumbest thing I ever did was fire a 12 gauge pump shotgun one handed with the gun not aligned with my forearm. I am pretty sure that was the act that really messed up my thumb joint at the wrist. :blink:

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The worst two I've ever shot are my 4" S&W .500 w/700 grain bullets, and my Ben Forkin Ruger .475 Linebaugh. 

 

A friend shooting my .475

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700 grain bullet! You stopping tanks with that artillery? :D

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Thanks, Three Foot...

 

Now I GOTTA get me one of those.

 

;)

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The 700 grainer is horribly inaccurate, until you get the velocity up. If you can control your flinch at the top end of the loads, it will shoot near one-hole groups at 50 yards. It's pretty tough on scope mounts & bases though. ;)

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3-ft:

 

I think your first response was the honest one.

 

;)

 

 

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