I was working in a gunshop back in the late '90's when they were on the market and there were 2 basic kinds of folks that bought them back then. The first kind were folks like us that knew what they were getting and wanted a pocket sized powerhouse. The other kind were driven by machismo into getting too much gun. They usually fired a box or so of shells out of it and stuck it in the sock drawer or traded it off. When I got my first one, I was kind of in between the two types. I knew what I was getting but I wasn't certain that I was biting off more than I could chew. That was 15 years and about 50 pounds ago (so I was all of about 165) and I wasn't sure if there was enough of me there to handle the recoil I expected.