Second time going to the range with my XDM9C today, and had some thoughts.
Because of the recent ammo shortages, I have not been able to be as consistent in what I am throwing downrange. But I think I had a learning experience today, and was looking for some of your thoughts. I got to fire both PMC Bronze 115 gr JHP, and Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr JHP. The difference in HOW they felt, and how I experienced them surprised me. All of my previous experience was between one brand of ball ammo, and one brand of defensive ammo.
I guess I am so new to all of this that I dont even know what my question is. The CD felt so manageable, and sight alignment came back so much quicker. While the PMC was snappy and was causing this new shooter to flinch on the trigger more often (I am improving though!) And the muzzle flash! The first round of PMC about made my jaw drop when a giant star of light obscured the entire target from view. I guess a good place to start would be how does bullet weight and velocity affect felt recoil? Also, more than just ballistics, I am not into crunching numbers, what are factors to consider when choosing a defensive round?
Thanks for any thoughts, there is a wealth of knowledge on here and I am a sponge .