I should ask Jason Steiner to write something up about recoil mitigation through grip and stance. (Consider yourself asked.) Meanwhile, I think it’s safe to say most people can handle the recoil from most guns if they handle the firearm properly. I’ve seen diminutive women putting 12-gauge rounds downrange without complaint. (I know of at least one babe who likes recoil. But then she probably likes root canal surgery too.) And I’ve seen big strapping lads who consider a .45 WAY too much cartridge for them. How about you? How much does felt recoil factor into your firearms selection?