Re: Hi Lift Pros/Cons and preferred placement
On the danger part - Mine has bitten my fingers, and once my hand slipped off the handle and it whacked my jaw, which could have ended badly.
Treat it as if it's trying to kill/maim you, and you'll be fine. If kids even think about touching it, make them lift it above their heads 10 times and run 100 metres with it. They'll never touch it again. That was the kind of aversion therapy my grandfather gave me when I picked up one of his rifles - 10 rounds out of a Lee-Enfield .303 as a 7 year old was not enjoyable (apart from that gorgeous bolt... but I only appreciated that once I was older and had the chance to shoot other rifles).