I need a soft shooting cc gun for health reasons.
I bruise VERY easily due to meds I take. Also my skin tears when scrapped. So I need a VERY low recoil cc gun. What choices do I have? I have thought maybe a S&W 686 with 38s or a S&W Model 40.Perhaps a semi auto? Please help me find a soft shooter. This will be my first gun by the way.
Suggestions For Recoil Reduction
I would go with a larger all steel semi-auto in 9mm.
The reason I would select a semi-auto over a revolver is that some of the recoil energy is eaten up by the rearward slide movement and that is not the case with a revolver.
Then fit that firearm with rubber (or now polymer) recoil absorbing grips.
Then I would also add a SPRINCO recoil reducer and you'll be good to go.
Here is the SPRINCO page CLICK HERE that lists all of the firearms it is available for. Scroll down the page. They are made for MANY semi-autos and do not affect reliability but really do work to lessen the felt recoil impulse.
Agree with QKShooter on heavy 9mm
I would agree with QKShooter above that a heavy 9mm gun will have softer recoil than most other candidates. The recoiling slide spreads the recoil force over a longer period of time than is the case with a revolver, and should be less likely to injure your hand.
I would suggest the Stoeger Cougar, which is a 33.5 ounce gun (empty) with a rotating barrel feature that also reduces recoil. The gun has a very ergonomic grip design as well. It was originally designed and manufactured by Beretta in Italy, and is now made by Beretta subsidiary Stoeger in Turkey, but widely sold in the US at a reasonable price in the $400 range.
Here is a link to a review article and a photo:
Guns and Ammo review of Stoeger Cougar