I received this gun as a graduation gift for completing grad school. It is a breeze to shoot with ported barrel and I can keep it on target during rapid fire. I've conceal-carried this gun for the past 5-years and have gotten used to the heft. I like the comfort of knowing I can stop man, bear, cougar, or ??? and even disable a vehicle if need be. It is a bit heavy but I choose a concealed gun that is comforting, not necessarily comfortable to carry. Works for me.