I have seen these on the rack at local gun stores and always wanted to shoot one. Well, I was leaving the range today and there was a guy shooting one. I stopped and chatted for a sec and he let me put 3 or 4 downrange. I have to say you would never guess the recoil is so light by the report the thing makes. It sounded like my 1911. The recoil was a little more than a .22 but way less than a mild 9mm. I was able to keep the 3 or 4 rounds I shot off in the 2.5" circle at 50 feet (at least they all looked to be grouped there, kinda hard to tell with that small round). Not too bad for a first try. It was pretty neat. Probably not the best self defense or carry gun but I bet it would take out a rodent or 2. Very cool gun all in all. And 20 round mags!!!