I shot it today and was impressed. Never shot a 12 ga before (only a .410) and was expecting a big kick, it was about half what I was bracing for. It has a rubber pad on the butt so maybe that helped, plus I was shooting cheap walmart value pack stuff.
I was at first disappointed that it only held 2 rounds in the magazine but then after some reading I found a spacer dowel installed and removed it, now it fits 5 in the magazine, which pleases me.
Thanks for the info you all provided.