I have a G36 with night sights. 6+1 230 grain weighs in at 27 oz. Shoots very well but it does recoil, especially when you get to the last couple of rounds. I can still keep all my rounds well within a 5" target at 7 yards. If you want less recoil, look at the Ruger SR9c. I have heard they are coming out with a compact 45. I can fire 11 aimed rounds from the SR9c faster than I can fire 7 aimed rounds from the G36. Keep your finger off the trigger of any firearm until you are ready to shoot. The cocked an locked is fine if you train for it and can remember to flick the safety off.