I took the new revolver to the range on Sunday for its maiden voyage. I started with the target at 5 yards, just to check the sights, firing 240 grain, jacketed hollow points.
That hole in the center of the target? That was the first shot. No kidding. I have witnesses. Of course, as you can see, it went downhill after that. I consistently shot low and to the right through the rest of the session. Some sight adjustment will be necessary.
As you can see, there's a touch of recoil. Once I relaxed and let myself roll with it, my accuracy improved.
I previously mentioned that I had fired my Brother-in-Laws Super Blackhawk a few weeks ago. There are two differences between the individual revolvers. Mine has a 5.5" barrel, and his a 7.5" barrel. His also has Pachmayr Decelerator grips, while mine has the factory grips.
Assessment: I like this revolver. It's definitely a keeper. However, while the wood grips are very pleasing to the eye, they are a bit on the short side. Half of my pinky hangs below the grip, and the corner of the butt digs into it during the recoil. As the Pachmayr grips are longer, they will solve this problem. I did buy it for function, not form, after all.