recoil question

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by gunguy1997, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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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.
     
  2. dks7895

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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.
     

  3. getem2011

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    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.
     
  4. silverado113

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  5. gunguy1997

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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.
     
  6. gunguy1997

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    thanks for the chart i will have to look. and see
     
  7. dks7895

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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.
     
  8. gunguy1997

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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.
     
  9. MrWray

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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.
     
  10. gunguy1997

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    ok i think i might go 45 or 9mm not really wanting 40 but it is an option
     
  11. silverado113

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    Go with the .45 you'll be fine!
     
  12. gunguy1997

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    ok ill go 45. and if nothing else get a replacement barrel and mags
     
  13. sweeper22

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    40sw is easy enough for almost any able bodied shooter to handle and shoot well. The issue is the time that elapses between shots...lots of muzzle flip (40sw flips up, as opposed to the pushing back of the 45acp). It takes more time for most folks to get back on target with a 40 than 45acp.

    Can you handle a 40sw? Yeah, probably just fine in fact. As long as you've developed decent shooting habits and possess a reasonable level of strength and balance. It's just a snappy round. Some are very dismissive of the 40sw round. Personally, I'm not. But I do prefer 45acp.
     
  14. NvRbanArms

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    I have the glock 21 gen 4. And I have a glock 27. The 27 is a 40 cal and I feel the 45 has less recoil. It's a slower bullet. But the 40cal is fun to shoot. Especially out a tiny little gun.
     
  15. Foozerman

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    The best thing you can do is shoot the 9 .40 and. 45 personally i like the knock down power of the. 40 with out having to go to a +p load. My 13 year old daughter loves shooting my walther pps 40 over any other she has tried.
     
  16. redfox

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    I have 9 and 45. I did not like the snappiness of the 40. I actually enjoy shooting my xdm 3.8 45 more than my Sr9c. However the 9 iS cheaper to shoot also.
     
  17. Mason609

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    I have a G20 10mm. I changed out the stock guide rod and spring to a stainless steel guide rod and spring, and it handles smoothly now. Might be something worth checking into.
     
  18. MrWray

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    I have never shot a 10mm, but i bet they are fun to shoot.
     
  19. Mason609

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    Oh, they are. If you ever have the chance to, take it.
     
  20. Quentin

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    I agree with all of the above. With proper technique, recoil is not a problem with the 45ACP, 9mm or the .40S&W and I'm 64 years old.

    I love the 45ACP and carried a Colt 1911 since 1976. It is not at all hard to control in a heavy frame. I also like the extra capacity of a 9mm but want a little more power and diameter.

    The 40S&W is a perfect compromise and I finally had to go with it. A Glock 23 magazine holds 13 rounds of 40S&W instead of the 7 my Colt 45ACP holds. The identical Glock 19 holds two extra rounds of 9mm which hardly matters so I went with the 40 for my carry gun. I still have 45ACP and 9mm and like them.