I like my PF9. It hasn't coughed for me, puts them all in a pattern the size of your fist as fast as I can align the sights and fire at about 15 yards. The Lovely Mrs Freefall hates it, somehow she bumps the mag release and dumps the mag every 2-3 shots. But it's the gun I most often carry, it's just too handy. And I don't find the recoil too objectionable.