What the he11? I must have fell through a wormhole or something.
Page one was a glock related question by the OP, went to page two and ended up in the 1911 forum...Again
I dont have much experience with the compact/sub-compact models. However I first owned and carried a G22 .40 then bought a G21 45acp.
The 45 actually feels to me like less recoil, as was stated before, more of a push than a snap.
Probably due to the heavier weight of the slide on the G21. It also seemed to recoil, and come back to original point of aim better than the 40cal model.
If the larger grip size doesnt bother you, Id take the .45 any day.
Ps. Hope I dont pi$$ anyone off posting this in the 1911 forum