I have fired a few models (different brands/models) including the Cougar of 9mm and I feel like there is less recoil from the Px4 than the others. The biggest thing to me is that it seems to have less muzzle jump than the other models of the same caliber. This greatly assisting accuracy when firing quickly. You can go to youtube and watch tons of video of guys emptying their magazines into a target. There are quite a few of the Px4 that I have watched, and you can see that the muzzle flip is minimal. Any sort of energy redirection will help when you are talking about recoil and muzzle flip, even if it is only 10% of the total recoil being redirected.