I recently bought a Shield 9mm. When I fired it at the range , I was surprised at the mild recoil. It's my main CC firearm and I love it. It's not a large frame 'shooting iron', easier to carry on the hip due to a smaller frame and I even carry it as a pocket gun in an appropriate holster. I like the 8 rd mag capacity, 1 in the tube and 7 in the mag. (NYS anti-gun GOV shoved very restrictive gun laws recently. Can only have 7 rds in a mag).
Anyway, I found in rapid firing, the reacquiring of the target with the gun to be mild. It was a pleasure to shoot.
Break down of the gun for cleaning was pretty simple.