I think retarded is going a little far. Excessive? Yeah that pretty much sums it up. But why not? Its just a novelty item for fun. We all know it has not practical use. Just something for a good laugh. Nothing retarded about laughing.
I like the bubble that pops up saying the weight of the gun with absorb the recoil. I don't think 13# is enough to soak up a 600 nitro express, especially with those user friendly wood grips. Seriously man, at least put a houge on it. Wrap a freakin bicycle tube around it or something, geez.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...
"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer