and while I'm no crack shot, I'd have to say I'm not bad. I jumped a bit with my first shot, but the kick was what I was expecting event though I've never shot a hand gun before today. I was amazed at how low my shots were compared to where I was aiming, but I've read that that's a common thing for beginners. I tried actually using the pin as my sight/looking through the tail, that didn't work so well. It seemed that when I raised the gun higher and aimed down that I had the best shots. I welcome myself to the learning.