I don't have an issue with recoil per se. What I do see is the pistol twisting to the left in my hands after a few rounds and I have to readjust my grip. I don't have overly large hands, but to be fair my usual carry is a Para 12.45, Nitehawg or on rare occasions my 14.45 The thicker grip just feels better, and I really don't care about the weight, just concealability.