Bought the USA Defender yesterday and went to the range today with friends. I started out with a .45 colt and then a .410 handgun round. The .45 was pretty tame but the .410 was a lot of fun. I have a large home defense gun in .45/.410 and was surprised how well this smaller gun handled the .410 with a 3″ barrel. You will know that you shot something powerful but it is very manageable. Love this gun!