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Old 08-04-2012, 03:04 AM   #41
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Hey thanks again for the help, i do like the way Ruger does things, if I were to go with .357 i could have the ability to pick and choose between .38 and .357. I am not sure if s&w even has a snubby .357. I will check out my local shop and ask thanks again
Typically a 357 will be heavier, which will help with the recoil.
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Glad to hear you are doing better. I just got my surgical cast off today but I was told still not to use my left arm. Do I guess the new Ar will have to wait longer to get tested. And I am itching to go shooting!!!!!!

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OR, my Browning Hi Power in 9mm. The FS steel gun just sucks up the recoil and is a dream to shoot.
I can vouch for canebrake on this one. I have owned a FN Browning Hi-Power for 20 years now, and I wouldn't give it up for any three polymer guns! Even hot loads are made easier by this all-steel John Browning work of genius, and accuracy is scary. Keep it in mind before dropping down to the very light .380's and possibly doing more damage than staying with the .45.
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Since you did mention .380, I would give a Sig P238 a try. The perceived recoil is unbelievably light. My daughter fired mine and told me it was almost a reverse recoil as if the gun was trying to pull itself back on target.
I fired a Sig 9mm P226 that felt the same way. Maybe Sig is working hard to reduce felt recoil?!?
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I fired a Sig 9mm P226 that felt the same way. Maybe Sig is working hard to reduce felt recoil?!?
I think I'm going to have to do more research on that. What a shame. Endless days spent at a rental range. *heavy sigh*

Seriously, thanks for letting me know that. Sigs are not that common around here, so word of mouth would never have made it down to me. It's definitely worth checking out.
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Heading to the range in the am to see if i can stand the recoil from my 1911. Should i run just the three mags i have to simulate a worst case carry scenario or should i run a box slow fire? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for your help will update tomorrow

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I don't think it is as much the caliber that will effect recoil and how hard it is on the hand. It is the gun. The .380 is weaker than the 9mm for sure but a Ruger LCP or Kel-Tec P3AT will kick a hell of a lot less than a 9mm 1911 or even an XD, M&P or FXX in 9mm. There are some exceptions but the pretty common rule is bigger, heavier guns kick less than smnaller lighter guns.
So true. I have a NAA mini revolver that is dificult to hang on to with 22lr in it. 22 mag is shocking.
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If you haven't already decided, you might consider ammo availability. 9mm seems to have evaporated from the shelves. I think you can still find .380. Just sayin'...

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If you like the Taurus platform of 1911s I believe they make a 9mm 1911 with a reasonable price tag.another option is a glock in 45 GAP

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.380 is pricey ammo whether there's an ammo run or not.

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