I just bought an "Enhanced" LCP a week ago. Very pleased with it. Doesn't get any better in an ultra concealable carry gun. I find the recoil to be nothing to be concerned about....it is a .380 afterall. One thing that shocks me is it's extreme accuracy. The enhanced model has much improved trigger and sites making it a totally different gun than the first gen LCPs. As for .380 not being anything, or being a ladies gun? Pop a .380 FMJ into someone and then ask them what they think. If they're still alive they'll tell you all about how formidable of a gun they are.