I bought a Kel Tec PF9 Saturday but didn't get to test fire it till today. I must say, after all the warnings and opinions about how bad the recoil was, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was quite manageable. I'm 6'1", 225 lbs and had little to no difficulty hitting a silhouette target at 25 yards with one hand. I just loved the concealability and ease of carry of this super little gun. However, my Son who is 6' 3" and 240 lbs of muscle just hated it. He didn't like the recoil and found the gun too small to hold steady. Now he and I are built alike - except for the muscles. So I guess it just comes down to what your personal preferences are. After 50 rounds I did develop a little scrape on the first knuckle of my trigger finger but I certainly have no quams about carrying this gun for defense. No FTF's or FTE's, I think the gun is a winner.