“I’d like to ask a serious question without getting all you macho boys and girl upset at me,” gun control advocate and blogger mikeb302000 asks in a comment underneath the post Sam vs. Joe Matafome’s Smith & Wesson Bone Collector. “Wasn’t that dangerous and stupid? Didn’t she almost lose control of the gun? It almost looked like those Youtube videos where the girl gets hit in the face from the recoil and all the boys are laughing and giggling. I know it wasn’t that, but almost . . .
“As willing and fearless as she is, isn’t there a point at which you say no, that particular gun with that particular round is too heavy for you? This would apply to younger shooters too, I would think, or even men who aren’t very strong.”
To help TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia help mikeb203000 understand the relative and interacting importance of gun size, gun weight/material, caliber, grain count and shooting technique, I’ve uploaded three videos: Sam dry firing the Bone Collector [top of the post], shooting the same S&W500 with a a 300-grain bullet [above], and a clip (not magazine) of Sam shooting Joe’s Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum [below] with .44 Specials. Note: Sam fired a 700-grain bullet in the previous Bone Collector post.