I bought my P3AT a couple months ago, and due to having a hard time finding a range to use, and having time, I just shot it for the first time this morning. I shot 50+ rounds through it with four or five FTE's which I attribute to limp wristing. As long as I kept my wrist stiff I had no problems. The first clip I used one of my weight-lifting gloves, since from reading here I was expecting a lot more "painful" recoil that it actually has. I took off the glove and to me it was fun to shoot. No beat up hands or anything. Btw, all I did before shooting was a good cleaning to get the factory grease out of it and then gave it a good greasing with Shooter's Choice. I think I'm going to love this little gun.