The muzzle blast from the pistol is quite impressive. I'm used to shooting .45, and that little bottleneck round will really move some air. Hardly any recoil to speak of, just a slight bobble of the muzzle. Fun to shoot, that's for sure. One of the main things I don't care for much is the grip. Vicious checkering. You almost don't wanna squeeze too hard, lest it claw you too much. The high round count is appealing for carry, but I've never carried one, and I'm much too enamored with the 1911 and .45 round to probably ever carry something like a Five-Seven. I regard it primarily as a novelty gun. Then again, anything besides battle rifles and 1911s are "novelty guns" to me...if you can afford it as such, go for it. If you don't like it, they're easily re-sold and for the same price or more than what you paid for. The benefit of being a novelty gun.