115gr vs 124gr in Glock 43

115gr vs 124gr in Glock 43

This is a discussion on 115gr vs 124gr in Glock 43 within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; For quite a while now, I've been shooting 115gr Speer Gold Dots in my EDC G43. Because of the small G43 frame size, I was ...

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    115gr vs 124gr in Glock 43

    For quite a while now, I've been shooting 115gr Speer Gold Dots in my EDC G43. Because of the small G43 frame size, I was wondering how much increase in recoil -- or decrease in overall manageability I might experience by going to 124gr Gold Dots?
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    I have shot 124 +P 115 & 115 +p+ in my 43 between the 124+p and 115 there is very little discernible recoil difference. It will still be completely manageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnie View Post
    I have shot 124 +P 115 & 115 +p+ in my 43 between the 124+p and 115 there is very little discernible recoil difference. It will still be completely manageable.
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    I only carry 147 in all my nines, including the G43 and never noticed any recoil issues. Its a pretty tame gun even with +P.

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    Negligible difference.
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    I used shoot 115 gr JHP and FMJ out of my PPS M2. A couple months ago I switched to Winchester 147 gr Train and Defend ammo. I did not feel that much difference. It did not affect my accuracy a bit.
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    When I was still shooting 9mm Glocks (did not have a 43 though) my hands "perceived" 124gr rounds to be slightly softer shooting than the 115 gr of which I had an ample supply. There probably is little to no difference, but to me the slightly heavier bullet was more comfortable to shoot. And maybe it was just "all in my head?"
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    I can tell a minor difference in standard pressure and +P loads in my G43. I have never noticed any real difference in recoil from different 9mm bullet weights.
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