Have fired about 23 rounds through it so far - 5 out behind the shop, and a couple mags in the back yard at home this afternoon. They ALL went bang. I caught myself slapping the trigger a couple times, probably anticipating recoil. But it doesn't kick too bad. I found I could get my pinky around the standard mag base plate fairly comfortably, but a Pearce extender might give me a little more stability. Not sure I like my generic IWB holster though: could only draw with 3 fingers and then had to dig for it. "Dunlop's disease" you know- My belly done lopped over my belt..