I don't know if it was the same model but I fired a buddy's .40 Cal Para. It had a 16+1 capacity. It shot well and never jammed in our 150 round session, but we never used JHPs. I did notice that it had a slightly more pronounced snap than my 45 ACP Colts. When the mag was topped off (hard to get the 16th round in there), recoil was fine but toward the end of the mag it did increase. This would not stop me from buying it however. It was in no way unmanageable or sharp, just different. The recoil was more of a snap than the push of my 45s.
BTW, how much is the shop asking for it?