My EDC since '04 has been a PM9 ... it goes to the range with me at least once a month and I always shoot at least 50 rounds through it ... it does pack some recoil, but my hand doesn't hurt after shooting it ... I do a lot of hand and wrist-strengthening exercises while watching TV and since I started, I find I shoot far more accurately and my hand isn't sore after a day at the range ...
"The gun has been called the great equalizer ... It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan