The Ruger Vaquero is a classic single action revolver that is quite elegant and fun to shoot. Mine is chambered in 357 Magnum or 38 special. This is strictly a range gun and no single action revolver should be used for home defense. This is a big revolver and the recoil is very manageable because of the size. The old-fashioned sights are not very good when trying to hit a bullseye on a paper target, but you will be able to hit steel targets from a good distance. I really like this revolver and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to shoot just for the fun of it. An informative video from YouTube is posted.