Originally Posted by Dave Nowlin
I'm amused how people seem to compare the .40 S&W to standard pressure 9mm and talk about how the 9 is more pleasant to shoot. Compare a 9mm round which is ballistically equivalent, in other words a +P+ 9mm if you want a fair comparison. I'm also confused as to why people want to throw in the fact that you can use standard pressure 9mm for plinking in the G26. Is a sub-compact weapon really your idea of a good plinker? A full size weapon with the reduced power rounds, would be my idea of 9MM plinker. It's heavier and therefore will have even less recoil and a longer sight plane. Be honest with yourselves folks when doing these comparisons. Don't try to compare oranges to pineapples.
9mm 127 +P+ has less felt recoil and calculated recoil than 40 in the 26/27 platform. Same with comparing the 19/23. My Glock 32 has been used as a 23 with a OEM 23 barrel almost the whole 11 years I have had it. I got rid of my 27 because I found it annoying to shoot, I like the HK P2000sk 40 much better. 27 is fine for who it works for, I don't care for it.
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