I'd say the recoil is about the lightest recoil impulse I've felt since maybe I the P7M8s and P7M13 I owned a few years back. Really just fun to shoot. And the accuracy is great. I like to think I shoot fairly well, not as good as plenty aboard this place, but good enough to get by. And this is great. As I get older, I like longer sight radius than this gun, but I seem to be able to hit what I want to with it.