Federal seems to love marketing their self defense retail packaged ammo in all calibers as "low recoil". It is lighter in weigh (grains), flies faster, and is low on recoil at least in 9mm and .40 which I have used. I've only ever seen it in 20 round boxes being sold at $1 or more a round just like Guard Dog, or as I call them "chump boxes". My guess is that they are loaded to a lower pressure which reduces the recoil impulse. If you can't find anything else and absolutely have to get a JHP round, it is a valid choice, I dabbled with that and some others but then realized how much of a better choice the LE 50 round boxes of more common weights are. These days, for 9mm I only buy Ranger, Gold Dot and SXT in either 124 or 127 grains.