GP100man, I didn't burn any fingers but my gloves got a little hot in a couple of places. I'm already looking for a new pot, my little 10 lb pot just isn't cutting it. It drips all the time after the first use and the stream dribbles at times. Not complaining really because I got it for free, but I was warned about it needing to be cleaned all the time. I just figured I'd get to cast 3-4 sessions without having to tear it down and cleaning it.
Still think I'm going to enjoy this hobby!
BTW the GP 100 .357 Mag is my gals favorite revolver, she named hers Bessie!