I grab the 442 I got Saturday, took some cans outside and placed the cans on the ground. I stood back about 20 feet and started plinking. I definitely will state it is not a target revolver, but I hit the cans or near the cans every time. Standard 38s had no serious recoil. The little revolver will definitely do it's job if I ever need it. Plus it put a big smile on my face, got to love the smell of gunpowder. Maybe next time will actually take a target out.