Some say 9mm has more recoil, & some say 40
I disagree, my 1911 and the XD45 my friend has have ALWAYS had a more recoil than my Beretta 96 or his XD40.Oh and .40 has more recoil than .45acp also.
I'll agree u put it better than me. But in my opinion. .40 is def more than 9mm and more snappier than .45. Should've put it that way. Sorry. .45 is more manageable than .40 and 9mm is more manageable than .40.sputnik1988 said:I disagree, my 1911 and the XD45 my friend has have ALWAYS had a more recoil than my Beretta 96 or his XD40.
40 S&W does have harder recoil than a 9mm, but not a ton, both are very manageable.
Felt recoil is also different for different people, it depends on several variables, shoot both and decide for yourself.
Also the weight of the gun and comfort of the grip. I think what is happening here's an example of comparing apples to oranges, (Comparing a lightweight .40 with a short grip, to heavier .45 with a larger grip frame, like a 1911 type).I am so silly that I though recoil was proportional to the amount of gunpowder one could pack into a cartridge case, and the weight of the bullet to be launched. Go figure...
Thank you.Sodpod said:The .40 has noticeably more recoil than a 9mm IMO. Both operate at the same pressures if I'm not mistaken, but you push a bigger chunk of lead out of the .40. Also .40 generally operates about 14,000psi higher than a .45.