I have a friend that I bought a xd service for a while ago for defensive use and she can handle it pretty well but I think it would be nicer if I could take away some of the recoil. would dons guide rod really do the job of makeing the recoil less than the stock rod and spring? Can't I just replace the springs of the stock rod? If I could, where could I get them and what kind? I am interested in the dons guide rod but I'm concerned about damaging the gun, from what I read from some people, it doesn't sound too reliable as the stock spring. Would the #20 spring make the recoil less than the #22? I've only seen reviews for the #22 and they say it's less but on the pistol gear site it says the #18 is stock rating and isn't the lower the number, the lesser the recoil? So, thinking this, I don't know why a #22 would give less recoil. but if I have that backwards, then a #24 should give even less recoil right?