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Old 01-21-2014, 01:26 PM   #31
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Obvious drive-by poster who has no intent on following up...

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Old 01-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #32
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I shot a glock 21 gen 3 and the recoil was comparable to a 9mm. The gun rather kicked slightly back into the hand rather than the front of the barrel raising making follow up shots easier
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Recoil is mostly subjective, what may rattle the teeth of one, may be butter smooth for another...



I suggest you find a rental range and try as many different calibers, in several different platforms, then tell us what your results were...



Not pickin' at ya but the shotgun comment tells me you have a limited firearms background. Your knowledge will grow with more trigger time. Only YOU know what you will like best, all we can do is make suggestions based on our own experiences and preferences which will undoubtedly differ from your own...Case in point- I'm a .45 guy, that's what I shoot best. Not to say that any other caliber is wrong, just wrong for me. It took a good bit of time (and a couple of bad purchase decisions) for me to reach that conclusion...



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Same here. Took many bad purchases until I finally fell in love with .45 ACP

I used to own a 9 and 40. I will be shooting 45 until the day I die.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #34
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I like em all!! 45, 9 and 40 all can be sweet to shoot if on the proper platform! People shoot micro 9s and are shocked that the bite is so harsh?? Than they get a full size 45 and brag about how tame it is! It's all a Balance of convenience to carry(size) and the desire of power along with the desire for "recoil friendly" but there is plenty, chambered in all 3 calibers that are sweet to shoot!
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The AR is a great SD weapon if you live in the country with no close neighbors but if you live in an apartment or a neighborhood with houses close together the AR is not a great idea. Go to a gun range and rent the two handguns and try them out. Also consider a good 12ga. shotgun, great home SD weapon.
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The truth is, if you are ever in a situation in self defense, and have to pull the trigger to defend yourself, I doubt you will ever feel or notice the recoil.
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The truth is, if you are ever in a situation in self defense, and have to pull the trigger to defend yourself, I doubt you will ever feel or notice the recoil.
Amen to that. Its like when your shooting that 30 06 at the range and your like , " damn that kicks". But when that deer walks up on you its like shooting a .22
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You may not notice the recoil when the adrenalin is flowing but you wont practice as much with heavy recoil and practice is what is needed.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:24 AM   #39
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okay glock 19 17 have the same recoial however the handle on the 17 is bigger and will spread out the recoil better most people can handal the recoil of any full size hand gun just fine

the ar shooting a 223 hardley has any recoil and is very easy to handle since the recoil is moved to your shoulder instead of your hand however it is not a pritacal home defence gun since it dosent slip into your night stand draw and if you have kids or kids over you shoure dont want them finding a loaded rifle leaning on the wall
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:52 AM   #40
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I dont see an ar being a practical hd gun at all....thats more of a shtf gun.
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