I've owned my SR9c for about two years now. I've had many pistols before it and I have to say its a toss up between my 1911 and SC9c as far as comfort in the grip and recoil handling. The first day I got it, I took it to the range and put nothing but lead cast light reloads thru it. It cycled like a charm. Recoil so manageable that I can control it single handed with my strong hand as well as my off hand. With the added crimson trace laser, it is my everyday gun. It shoots anything I want to put thru it. Right now it's loaded with 147gr remington golden sabars. Love this gun!