I finally managed to get off about 200 rounds, using 185 and 230 grain bullets. The difference is between my 40 cal Glock and the SA XD is amazing. I actually believe the recoil is much less than with my 27. The 27 will always recoil up and to the right each time. It might be I had a shorter barrel and lighter frame on the Glock, the SA is a little heavier but has less recoil and is quicker to bring the target back in.