Well, I too took the "small" plunge and purchased my first O/U. Although I have not had the chance to actually shoot it. After much searching for over a year and half, I settled on the Yildiz. As far as the looks and feel/fit of the gun, I could not be more pleased. I hope it shoots as well as it looks and feels. Now about this kick you guys are talking about...where would I find this post that tells me how to add a better recoil pad? Thanks, and happy shooting!