It had been a while since I picked up the 27 and went ot the range. Maybe my memory is gone but I got some reloads at Dick's Sporting Goods and ouch, man was that snappy. My son refused to shoot the Glock. So I burned 50 rounds and my hand is *hammered*. Question: I don't recall Winchester white box being so snappy. Is it always this bad? Or did I spoil myself with my .22 and full size 1911? Question #2: Can I just put in an aftermarket 9mm barrel and shoot 9 mm using the .40 mags? I thought I read that somewhere if so, I may just go to 9mm as the recoil made it very difficult to bring the gun back on target for followup shots. also, 9mm is incredibly cheap relatively speaking.