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Old 03-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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ok i am fully decided im going to get a sig sp 2022 but i dont know much about recoil for handguns. im pretty boney and i want something more than a 9mm i was just curios how much worst the 40 is. relatively large hands, 145-150 pounds, 5'9.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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IMO overall size doesn't matter as much with handguns. Proper grip is key to shooting a handgun effectively. I am 6' 2" and 225 lbs. and I do not like the .40 S&W, I find it too "snappy" for my liking. I do like the 9mm and 45acp. The 357mag/38spl is another favorite.

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ok i am fully decided im going to get a sig sp 2022 but i dont know much about recoil for handguns. im pretty boney and i want something more than a 9mm i was just curios how much worst the 40 is. relatively large hands, 145-150 pounds, 5'9.
I've never had the chance to shoot the 2022 but the IMO with practice you will be able to handle the 40 no problem. Rent one out or something similar if need be.
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Recoil is also effected by the type of ammo as well. Here is a general recoil table: http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_recoil_table.htm

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well idont think i can handle the 45 and 9mm probably would be good but for HD i want something with a little more knockdown power. now dont get me wrong i think the 9mm would do the job but i dont know just personal prefrance.

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thanks for the chart i will have to look. and see

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IMO the 45acp is easier than the 40S&W. Do not under estimate the 9mm. Loaded with quality +P ammo, it is very effective. Standard 115gr fmj is cheap and easy to shoot for range use.

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well my dad just put a glock 21 45 acp on layaway i think when he pulls it out i will try that and if i can shoot it well i will the 45 route but if i cant go 9mm or 40 since thats the only calibers that it comes in.

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Dont always try and judge by caliber either, all .45s dont kick like mules. Im not familiar with the sig 2022, but a good example would be the 1911 and the glock 21. The glock will recoil more because its a lighter handgun, and the 1911 being all metal, the weight will counter act the recoil and make it more managable.1911s are very smooth compared to other models,i have a G31 .357sig and it has more recoil than my 1911.

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ok i think i might go 45 or 9mm not really wanting 40 but it is an option

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