Well, I finally did it. I finally made it to the range and shot one of my M-44s. All I can say is WOW! That thing is incredible! It kicks like a hard workin' mule. I was just going to shoot five shots to see how it felt, but after the first five I kinda lost track of things and before I knew it I had emptied the box of 20. It is amazingly accurate as well. I was expecting it to be able to hit the target at 100 yards but started at 25 to see how it was aiming, then just for kicks I shot at the 300 yard steel plate, AND HIT IT! That did it for me. I was shooting at the plate with the rest of my ammo. I didn't even need to reposition the rear sight. I aimed just a little to the right and even with the target and let 'er rip. I don't ever remember having that much fun at the range in my life. I gotta do that again! Soon!