By leghog's logic, anyone should be able to shoot a Bond Arms derringer in .44 mag with enough training. Or a .500 Smith and Wesson. After all, the recoil is just perceived and not really relevant. All those F.B.I. agents who could not shot the .40 should have been sent to a shrink to convince them all that they were wrong, and that issue .40 did not really recoil that bad, it was just their un-manly perception of recoil. Instead, they wasted more of our tax dollars going back to 9mm. I guess when perception and reality clash, it can get confusing.