It is wide and heavy. The heavy part helps with the recoil. I can't tell much of a diffence between shooting it and my 92fs.I would be interested in your impression of the gun. I have been trying to get a BP9MCC and trying to find them is a bear. I want it for concealed carry and I think the Thunder Ultra Compact 9mm is too big for that. It feels good but I think it would be to big. Those damn safeties take it out to over 1.5" wide! Heavy pistol. Let us know how you like.