“We have a firefight in progress at 36th and Iron!”
For the record, a .44 Magnum really does go “BKOOM!” They also have quite a kick. It’s one reason Mike is very careful to only squeeze off one shot at a time.
A couple of friends took me out to a shooting range where I fired most of the weapons that appear in this gunfight, or equivalent firearms of the same caliber. It provided me with some insight into the ballistics and details for this scene.