[didn't intend the ? in the title, but can't change it] After modifying the magazines and changing my grip, the DE in .50 works fantastic. Went to the range to qualify to add it to my CCW license (not a real CCW, but here there are lots of restrictions that are different if you have it on your CCW). A guy at the counter said "you're shooting 50 rounds with *that*?!" "Sure." Put 50 holes in the paper. Instructor asked, "How you going to carry that?" Without hesitation, "Inside waist." He had a good laugh. The gun worked perfectly, and I ran five different kinds of ammo through it today - Underwood 300 and 325 grain, Magnum Research 350 (pretty smokey and not nearly the recoil and boom of the Underwood), Hornady, and bulk ($1/round) ammo from Cheaper than Dirt. Maybe learning to shoot this thing is a bit like learning to drive some sports cars at the limit, like don't lift in a 911 in a turn. The recoil is really not bad. I shot 150 rounds today, plus another 50 in the G29, no problem. I also tried the free hand on wrist (is there a name for that?) grip on the 29, and shot it better, too. The sound is a big deep boom, not nearly as uncomfortable as a .357 or even a.40. Doesn't have that spikey crack aspect to it. After 150 rounds of .50, the G29 felt like a small toy. So, all happy now. I would recommend the magazine mods and grip to anyone having feed issues.