So I took the gun to the range for a quick shooting session. put 150 rounds through it and it shot flawlessly.
compared to other handguns I have shot (mostly .40's) the recoil was very modest and did in fact seem to go straight back. I did most of my shooting at 7 yards and a few clips at 15 yards and found this gun to be extremely accurate (at least for me). As I would assume with most people and guns as 7 yards, the grouping was very tight (within a couple inches) and at 15 yards I wasn;t bad but ever clip I would have a few random stray land several inches away from the main grouping.
I am very new to shooting hand guns and assume these random outlying shots are due to my inexperience. My wife and I do plan to take a gun course as she has never touched a handgun, and I still have a lot to learn .
I am already working planning out my next gun purchase as I really had a blast shooting. I also did not realize how much an hour at the range can cost between lane fees and ammo. Guess I need to get a second job.
anyway, Thanks to everyone who gave me input. I am trying to get a picture up but am having some difficulty.