What can I say! For those who may not know, it has taken me almost exactly 2 years to get my pistol permit. I purchased a S&W 638 on 07/27/2012 and just brought it home last Tuesday. I was so nervous about taking it to the range because I've never fired a pistol before and I have read MANY reviews stating snubby's are horrible and have the worst recoil. I actually was considering not shooting it and trying to sell it to by a semi. But After waiting so long for the permit, I didn't want any issues to update my new permit or dealing with an FFL. so, I went to Master Class. (I've been there before with my 10/22 rifle). Anyway, I walked in and explained to Adam I'm a new shooter. He called Jim over and wow. what can I say! Jim gave me an overview of the most important parts of firing a pistol (trigger control & sight alignment) and of course safety. Then, he took me into the range, showed me his humongous revolver, allowed me to shoot it. He then stayed with me while I loaded and reloaded my pistol. He was extremely courteous, patient, helpful, I can not come up with enough positive adjectives to describe my experience at Master Class and with Jim and Adam!!!!! They will ALWAYS have a customer!!! It was amazing!! I didn't feel the recoil at all and I'm glad I didn't try to sell it! I love it!!!! I shot the pistol at 10 yds ( my first time) and the rifle at 20 yds for 10 rds & 25 yds for 10 rds. Anyway, I had an amazing time!!!!!!!!!!