I think recoil is partly psychological. I am a small guy and I feel no difference between my G20 and my buddy's 9mm Beretta. And my buddy's dad is in his 70s and he shakes so bad he can't hit a target, but he fires off my G20 10mm reloads with no problem with a ****eating grin saying [about the G20]: "I LIKE IT!!!". Wanna kill these ads? We can help!