Lets say you have a Thompson Contender Encore single shot pistol chambered in 600 Nitro Express. This is a gun that fires a round with almost 5 times the muzzle energy of a .44 magnum. The cartridge is normally chambered in 15 pound double rifles used to stop charging elephants, not 6 pound handguns used to show off at your local range. So if you're going to shoot such a weapon and do so with people watching and recording the event for posterity, don't lay it across your wrist, hold on to the grips with both your frickin' hands! Otherwise you'll look like fatso here.