Hello All - I posted this on another forum and got some great answers on the physical recoil issue. Then it hit me this morning that I should have also asked if there is/are any BGSL members who might have this particular shotgun in hand and willing to comment. I shot this past week on 2 separate times (once with a semi-auto and the other with an O/U; and guess what, I am "hooked". God, what a great way to spend time with my son and wife. I have always been partial to the looks of an O/U; they just look and feel "cool". I know I am a Newbi to this; but at present, I just want (can afford) to buy one shotgun only; if the recoil issue with a 20 gauge is too much for my wife and the price is affordable, then I might in a more distant time think of getting her something like a .410 . Does anyone have this particular O/U shotgun? If so, would you comment on recoil with this 6 1/2lb shotgun?. I know that recoil is influenced by a variety of things, like shotgun wt. and say shell load, etc. I am very interested in getting this for me, my 23 year old son, and my wife. Oh, would you also comment on recoil by O/U shotguns compared to semi-autos. Thanks much.