I did shoot one, an 8 3/8" barreled one. It kicked hard, but not really uncomfortably. It's a handful of a gun, bigger that any other revolver out there with the only exception being the Magnun Research BFR revolver in .45-70 Govt. The revolver that hurt me the most was a S&W 329PD in .44 Magnum. At a scant 25 ounces, that thing will let you know what pain is.
Air Force: If you absolutely, positvely want something destroyed overnight.