WOW! That is one fun fun to shoot! We took along the 9mm and 45 pistols as well and the carbine was the favorite shoot for the day. We all agree there is virtually no felt recoil. We notice a bit of creep upwards, but I think a fire grip will help with that. We did get a positive comment from a guy next to us (shooting his very expensive AR) that the carbine seemed to shoot quite smoothly. Also liked that it shot 45. Not one negative comment from any folks, all of which were shooting much higher priced equipment. That all being said, I just couldn't seem to hit the broadside of a barn today. My step-son and son-in-law did pretty well with it, but I was having an off day for sure. I hope to take it out again when I have more time and get it sighted in for me. Final thoughts...step son thinking about picking up the 995 after shooting this and he has NO guns right now. That's how much he liked it.