Ok, folks, I admit it, the 40SW hurts. This is my 4th 40SW pistol. I inititailly purchased a Taurus 92 version in 40SW, then traded it in for a Stoeger Cougar in 40SW, then eventaully sold it because I lost interested in it. I then purchased an XD 40 beause I had to have a pistol in 40SW. And being a Glock person, I saw a 4th Gen in coyote brown G22, which I had to have. I traded the XD or it. The Taurus and Stoeger being completely steel, I found the recoil very manageable. But when I fired the XD, it being mostly polymer, it snapped more. But the Glock is just too painful to shoot. I most probbaly can last 2 magazine with it shooting 165 gr before I give up. FYI, for comparison, my 4th Gen Glock 17 shoots softly and i really enjoy the big push of my Colt Combat Elite 1911. OK, would a SW MP40 be a good substitute forthe Glock 22. I am wanting a strike fire pistol.