Ok, I need some advice. I picked up a 9mm Shield yesterday as my new primary CCW gun. Shot it last night. Either I am a wimp, I have a bad grip or I am using overly hot loads but that thing had more of a bite than I was expecting. I am a firm believer in practicing with what I carry so that means every other week at the range and I would like less recoil. Or I will end up practicing less. I am accurate with it, but when I was done shooting, my hand hurt for awhile. I had Freedom munitions 115 GR ammo. Didnt think this was overly hot and shot fine out of my C9. I know the smaller framed pistol is to blame, but it was a major difference to me. I read where some suggest going to 147 grain to reduce recoil or even a specialty ammo like Winchester W Train and Defend - but that stuff is $$$$. Maybe I just need to suck it up and get used to dealing with something with a kick again. Its just those ugly heavy Hi Points have me spoiled and comfortable - low recoil with that big ugly slide. Hi Point = Cadillac of the firearm world? LOL. Any suggestions? Or just accept it as it is for CCW only with limited range duty and practice with my others?