Took newly acquired 12 gauge Shockwave to range at Bedico today for first experience shooting it. Primary purpose was to assess some reviews of how difficult it was to shoot or how severe the recoil it has. Started out with Federal mini shells and perfectly manageable and accurate as any shotgun at 10-15 yards. Switched to full size 00 buckshot and perfectly manageable. I’m not a big guy 5:9/185lbs and no problem controlling it. I’m now inclined to not even bother with the mini shells, even though they have somewhat less recoil. I bought this primarily out of curiosity but I think this is a very useful close quarters weapon for home defense as opposed to fully stocked shotgun.