Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
Polymer frames do a lousy job of cushioning recoil. I have two M&P pistols, one in 9mm and one in 40S&W/357 Sig. They weigh about the same. The 9mm version is a lot more comfortable and pleasant to shoot than the 40. Same for my XDm 9 vs my XDm 45, though not as significant. I don't know how enjoyable a 10mm XDm would be to shoot. For my intended purpose as a woods walk gun, I'm not a concerned about recoil, but for practice on the range or the occasional match, I may think differently.
My Ruger LCR 357 absorbs recoil better than my father in law’s S&W 66.