I've wanted one since they 1st came out in '05: The Ruger Alaskan .454 I bought one of the 1st Ruger .454's severla years ago & love it. I perfer the .454 over the S&W .500. I think my .454 feels much better than the S&W .500. Now I do like the S&W .460, becasue you can use .45 Colt, .454, or .460 ammo. thought long & hard about getting one, but have decided against it. This gun here will prob be my next gun. See pics for the recoil, I hear it's not that bad. Has anyone shot this? I have felt the snub nose .500 from S&W & I DO NOT LIKE HOW IT FEELS AST ALL. I have left this .454 Alaskan & again I perfer it over the .500. Now I dont know if S&W has a .460 Snub nose, but I would bet that one be one sweet gun if they did.