40 vs 9mm recoil

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by pv1135, May 29, 2013.

  1. pv1135

    pv1135 New Member

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    Hey guys I'm needing some help. I'm itching to get my hands on a Xdm. I have found one for a great price but it is in 40 caliber and I want a 9mm. I have never shot a 40 and I was wondering how different the two are on recoil. Thanks
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello.

    the 40 does have a little different and sharper recoil than the 9mm, but nothing IMO to write home about. my wife shoots the 40 all the time and likes it over the 9mm. i have owned some sort of pistol in 40 for as long as they have been out. personally i like the 40 and don't find the recoil to be bad or offensive to shoot.
     

  3. DavidN

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    I've shot a 9mm,40 & 45 and like some people state. It's not much different at all. I wanted the XDM 9mm competition so bad. I looked and looked but only found the 40. I guess the moral of the story is "get what you want" don't settle for anything else or you will regret it over time. I waited till I got my 9mm. Good luck finding what's right for you.
     

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  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I bet if you blindfolded half the owners and gave them identical 40's and 9's, most couldn't make the difference between the 2. Get what you want, or you will always regret it later on. Guns are coming back on the shelves.
     
  5. DavidN

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    I also sent my barrel and guide rod off for some mirror finish. [ame]http://youtu.be/_3s8u4Q6_BY[/ame] Ryan
     
  6. johnr1943

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    Very good question... I'm interested as well in the answers. I use 9mm, .22lr and 223/5.mm and not real sure if I want to keep up with another caliber. :)
     
  7. JonM

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    its got a scootch more muzzle flip making it a little slower to shoot fast. im not a fan of the 40 as you get about the recoil of a 45 without the extra bullet weight. for me its 9mm or 45acp in my safe. no room for a 40.
     
  8. readygirl

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    Just get the .40 now, and get the 9mm later. Once the addiction kicks in, you will end up with an arsenal that defies all logic any how. Its a disease. we are here for you...we will help you rationalize future gun purchases, as your condition worsens. There is a shiny new Mossberg Flex at the shop thats driving me crazy....I DONT NEED ANOTHER SHOTGUN.....
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree with ReadyGirl! i never rationalize a gun purchase! sometimes it's about want, not need.

    i have the XDm40 in full size and like it a lot. i'd own one in 9mm as well because the XDm platform is pretty dang solid.

    IMO, get the 40 now and get the 9mm later when you find one! see, problem solved.:D
     
  10. Gonzilla

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    Go 45 or 9mm. 9mm is lighter in recoil and on the pocketbook.
     
  11. Anna_Purna

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  12. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wait for the 9mm, its the one you really want. If you settle you will end up regretting it. I speak from experience. Good luck.
     
  13. Anna_Purna

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    Why not go to a shooting range store and see if they will let you shoot both. If a possible sale is the result, many will overlook the rental fees.
     
  14. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Same here, no more 40
     
  15. readygirl

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    We do that at our shop. If somebody is more than just window shopping. I like to do that to people that come in determined to buy a glock (not trying to start a glock vs...fight) But when i take them in the back, they shoot the glock9, and the SR9, Better ergonomics,better sights,better warranty, better customer service, made in USA, mag safety. 8 times out 10, they will purchase the SR. So yea...if they think you are a buyer..you can shoot the place up...
     
  16. Mongo

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    Get the 9 and later get a 10 (my .02)
     
  17. DavidN

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    Finally got my barrel back along with newly installed PRP extreme grips.
     

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    I've shot the Glock 22 and the Glock 19 back to back. Even though the 19 is a little smaller, it was noticeably easier to control and make quick follow up shots. The 40 has a little more kick but it's not a deal breaker, IMO.
     
  20. Dizzll

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    Here is something most overlook on this common subject:

    Perhaps the recoil of a 115gr (range round) 9mm is slightly less than a .40 155-180gr.

    HOWEVER- You will not be carrying 115gr ammo will you? No you will have 124 +P or equivalent.
    Guess what? 9mm +P in every case is the same or more recoil than a .40. You should practice with what you carry and no caliber transfers over to real world recoil and ballistics like .40. When was the last time you saw someone do 200-300 rounds of +P hollow points through their 45 or 9 at the range? Didn't think so....