I took these during our short shooting session Sat. The Saiga shot well, was comfortable, and there was very little recoil, but I only shot it using bird shot. It was very comfortable, but I think that the weak link is the magazine. Unless of course the US ten round mags fair better. Feeding the plastic five round magazine into the mag well took a lot of time. This also might be as much from unfamiliarity as much as anything. I wouldn't buy the plastic magazines though, while I liked the Saiga I didn't like the plastic magazine. I felt like the Saiga came up very quick and pointed very naturally like what you would want from a shotgun. Ergonomically it was very comfortable with the pistol grip and the recoil pad on the folding stock is a must have. Shooting the Saiga with the stock folded was not uncomfortable as I thought it would be. Just don't "limp wrist it." Of course with "00" I am sure it would be a lot more intimidating. Shooting one handed wasn't bad either, with bird shot of course. This is really surprising as the Saiga is a very light-weight shotgun. It is the AK Shotgun, and a must have for "Mr. AK." Cool shotgun.