Well I loved it. By far the most exhilarating handgun I have ever fired. Everyone in the range was asking me what I had after they seen the flame ball coming from the barrel and hears the thunder after the explosion. I'm a little guy and the recoil definitely is not to much to handle. I love love love this gun. Only problem is the ranges in Wichita won't allow a .454 unless it has a scope. So I have to drive over an hour to have a good indoor range. And FYI Godfrey's Indoor Range in Junction City, KS is a great indoor range.