This gun has no recoil. None. The recoil you get is that of a 22; not a 223. Not to forget that it just looks bad-ass. I didn't get to fire many rounds, but this gun rocks. Thanks to the random range dude that offered to let three strangers (who looked like kids in a toy store when we came over to see his SCAR) fire 20 or so rounds from his $2,000 gun. The only question left about this gun is how to get ahold of it again.