I take a lot of shooting virgins to the range. My friend Tom is one of them. He was over 50 years old before he ever fired a real gun. Now he will be coming straight to my house when the pending Zombie Apocalypse hits!
In addition to shooting my Saiga 12 on this trip I took my Smith & Wesson Classic Hunter .44 Magnum.
It's a hammer, but he loved the recoil. He was a natural. Excellent groups. He wasn't bothered at all by the recoil, the blast concussion, the flash or the dust it shakes from the rafters.
--Too bad he lives in the peoples republic of Massachusetts!