Put 100 rounds through new XD-45 tactical today. Very nice, I couldn't tell any difference in recoil from my XD-40 service and the 45 Tac(230gr. Win). I was able to get better accuracy from the 45 than the 40, though that could be from it being a 5inch barrell compared to the 40's 4 inch. I shot from 20ft, 30ft, and 50ft. All shooting was done in the standing position and I was able to do very well. If you let yourself get flippy wristed this gun will let you know by throwing brass at your head. Also watch your thumb position. I got too relaxed on one shot and let my wrist and hold get loose and the brass brazed my hair and I inadvertantly locked the slide back with my thumb. But that was my fault and it only happened that once. All in all this is a very nice gun that will be replacing my XD-40 service. It has the same recoil, more accurate and more power. The only downside is you get a 9 shot clip instead of 12. Shell prices seem resonable too, I got a box of 50 for $12.95. Of course I will be reloading to get the prices even lower. If anyone has any loading data for 200 or 230 grain lead bullets for the GAP please let me know. Thanks.