I have had the chance to shoot a Bond 45/410, I think it was the 2000 or maybe the cowboy not sure of the model right now. The recoil was not real bad but the accuracy at even short range was very poor (at lest for me). May be great for some as a personal protection gun, but I don't think I really want to hang my life on a 2 shot wonder. There are a lot more reliable pocket sized SD guns out there and for home protection in a 45/410 look at the S&W Governor or even the Taurus Judge lets face it 5 is better than 2. As the man said nobody ever walked away from a gun fight wishing he hadn't brought so much ammunition.