I agree, AK, the recoil is harsh with many .357 rounds fired at paper. The beauty of these guns is the ability to practice with milder .38 specials. Recoil probably won't be an issue when adrenaline is flowing (never noticed recoil from a hunting gun when a critter was in the sights). I just don't like the idea that my SP101, unlike S&W, requires a precise trigger reset before a second shot can be fired. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!