One of my friends is back from N.B.C. training with the Marines and wants to buy a pistol. He turned 21 while he was away. He wants either a Glock 31 or a H&K USP.45 Well the shop we went to yesterday had a G31 so we got a box of shells and went at it. This is a BIG gun. I have a G22 and it fits my hand like a glove. The grip on the G31 felt like it was twice as wide as my G22 It shot great and the recoil was noticable harder than a G22. Let's just say that I will not be trading my G22 in any time soon. My friend felt that it was too large for his hand and is now in search of a USP to shoot. I think he will end up with a compact USP or a G22.