I just bought a P3AT. I had heard about the recoil and I didn't find it to be too bad but it did tend to try to jump out of my hand. I put 24 rounds through it without a hitch (so far so good). I want to thank the forum for some ideas on the grip. Does anyone shoot cast bullets in theirs. Any good locations to get .380 cast bullets for a decent price? Any suggestions on a good load (I like to use bullseye but I am open to suggestions). Thanks for the help.