When I was shooting this pistol, I merely experienced a light "thump" in felt recoil, even though the muzzle wanted to flip up slightly more than the P2000. The difference was that i felt a little more in control when gripping the gun tighter, and the feedback in felt recoil was low. This is much different from the way it was when I first bought the pistol. The recoil was stout at first and not as pleasant as other pistols in it's size class.
Thanks to my recent testing of certain carry ammo out of the PX4 Compact, I feel that the 115 and 124 grain Sig V-Crown are solid options in this barrel length. I think I will tend to lean towards the former option, since the latter did not always perform to my standards with thicker layers of clothing. Though in the summer time, I think the 124 grain variety will do just fine for this pistol.