OK, first of all, I am aware of the disadvantages of ported pistols in real-life defensive situations, such as when shooting from a retention position. I also know the difference in felt recoil is relatively minor. That being said, I am considering a G22C as an orthopedic pistol, as my formerly stronger right wrist now hurts when shooting my SIG P229 duty pistol. I carried G22 duty pistols from 2002 to 2004, then switched to the DAK P229 for its better practical accuracy. Well, the higher bore axis of the P229, plus the snappy .40 recoil, is becoming a real problem now. I should trade a small bit of accuracy, for less damage to the old body. (The .40 S&W is my mandated duty pistol cartridge.) Going to the lower bore axis of a Glock should mitigate the recoil- induced pain and damage, aided by the cushioning effect of the polymer frame. I am wondering if the ports might help things just a bit more? I am aware that ports re-direct recoil, so the pistols recoils more straight back, rather than torquing upward, but it seems to be the torquing action that hurts. I would consider buying a standard G22 barrel for actual street use. I would especially like to hear from anyone who has adopted a "C" Glock for orthopedic reasons. Thanks for any insight/advice!