My very first handgun was a 7.5" stainless Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum. I guess I got over recoil fairly quickly.
My next handgun was a Star Starfire M40 in .40, which is small, but all steel. It didn't feel too snappy after a wooden handled .44 Magnum. I will admit that the lightweight G23 and G27 have more snap than the Glock 9's or 45's but it's not enough to not be able to be easily worked through.
Gen 3: G19,G20,G23,G26,G27,G29,G30,G30S,G32*,.50GI
Gen 2: G19
Gen 4: G17,G22
Gen 1: G17
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