I just got back from the first range trip with my new PM45. I put 100 rounds of Fiochi 230gr. fmj and 20 rounds of Hornady 185 gr. Critical Defense through her. She performed 100%. The recoil on this little 45 is extremely manageable. The Critical Defense had some bark to it but nothing out of the ordinary. I am still amazed how easy it is to pick up any Kahr and shoot it well if you've owned other Kahrs. The triggers are consistent across every one I own and the sights are great after you learn how to use them. As an added bonus the PM45 fits perfectly in the holsters I've used for my Sig P290rs.