What's the Polymer pistol in .40 with less recoil?

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    What's the Polymer pistol in .40 with less recoil?

    ? ...if it's medium size frame with more than 10 rounds capacity.

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    What's the Polymer pistol in .40 with less recoil?

    I have a Beretta PX4 full size. It's recoil is very manageable and it has a 14+1 capacity.

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    sig sp2022 chambered in .40
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    .40 SW anything is gonna be snappy. If you are recoil sensitive, I would suggest a 9mm loaded with 147 gr JHP's. Ballistically, you're giving up very little to the .40SW due to the advance in
    ammunition technology over the last 15 years. Loaded with the heavier bullet, you get the penetration required for self defense.

    Obviously if you stay on the .40 route, the larger polymer guns such as the Glock 22, M&P 40 will probably have less perceived recoil than their smaller counterparts.

    You definitely want to stay away from small .40s like the Kahr CM40......but I'm a recoil junky and get a rush shooting it.


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    What's the Polymer pistol in .40 with less recoil?
    The Beretta PX4 Storm's rotary barrel design is known to reduce felt recoil. I haven't shot one in .40 cal but mine in 9mm is a very soft shooter and I'd expect the same would be proportionately true for the PX4 in .40 or .45.
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    The H&K USP's are known for dampening recoil well.

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    What's the Polymer pistol in .40 with less recoil?

    The M&P40 handles recoil really well, but that is my opinion. It was designed from the start for the .40 S&W round.

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    Friend of mine has a Sig.. can't remember what number it is; I'm thinking 250C? Something like that...

    It's a .40, and the recoil isn't bad at all. I think it's got a 10rnd magazine. I'm not certain though.
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    Glock 23. Out of a group of pistols I tried at a range in Seattle, this was the one that had the best overall feel. Over the .45s and 9mm I tried, S&W, Kahr, Kimber, and Baby Glocks, this one seemed to have the best balance between power, and handling (that sounds like a car review).

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    • Caliber: .40
    • System: Safe Action
    • Length: 6.85 in. (174 mm)
    • Height: 5.00 in. (127 mm)
    • Magazine Capacity: 13 (standard) | 15 / 17 (optional)
    • Trigger Pull: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)
    • Trigger Travel: 0.5 in. (12.5 mm)



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    My daily carry is an H&K USPc40. When fired, one notes it has fired and the recoil is enough to ruin the sight picture, but it is not what I consider abusive. Just so you know, the picture shown is nearly a year old, I am closer to sixty-three than sixty-two and I'm somewhat arthritic.
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    Out of all the .40s I've shot. The Gen 4 Glocks take down the recoil pretty well followed by the M&P line.
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    H&K USP40c

    I've had several polymer .40 caliber guns, and the one that seems to have the lowest recoil is the H&K USP40c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    The H&K USP's are known for dampening recoil well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kcabear View Post
    The M&P40 handles recoil really well, but that is my opinion. It was designed from the start for the .40 S&W round.
    Both of these seem to tame the recoil fairly well IMO.
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    I've only shot a .40 once, in my son's Glock 23. It put to rest any concerns about the .40 recoil and stories thereof. It was only slightly different than 9mms and .45s I've shot.
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    HK P2000sk. 40 Light LEM has a soft recoil for a .40

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