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Gen 4 G22 recoil

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by thomas.allen12, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. avenues165

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    Awesome, isn't it? Three cartridges in one pistol:supergrin: You can do even more with a 10mm.
     

  2. janice6

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    I said before, I have 9 mm, .357 Sig and .40 cal in my G27, and cannot feel much difference between them. I have shot a G22 and it was lighter recoil.

    The G27 .40 is not a big deal.

    It is what you expect it to be.
     
  3. greenlion

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    It depends on the weight of the bullet AND the velocity. You can't just make a blanket statement like "180's shoot softer than 165's" and expect it to match reality. Look on manufacturer's websites until you find someone still manufacturing the old FBI load, a 180 grain bullet going between 950 and 980fps. That is a pleasant load to shoot, and is the load the .40 caliber pistols were first built around. They also use to make American Eagle ammo in a 165 grain bullet doing the same velocity and it was a real sweet shooting round for target practice.
     
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  4. cowboy1964

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    What were you were trying to say there? 950 and 980?
     
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  5. Ak.Hiker

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  6. SCmasterblaster

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    I use one on my G17. :cool:
     
  7. greenlion

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    Oops! Yeah. Major Typo there. Fixed it.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

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    Thanks for the fix. :supergrin:
     
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    :whistling::whistling::whistling:
     
  10. SCmasterblaster

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    What is that - a .22 conversion kit for Glocks?
     
  11. SCmasterblaster

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    Who offers it?
     
  12. dkf

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    Advantage Arms, Tactical Solutions, Ciener and I am sure I am letting out a few. You can get them for full size, compact and subcompact Glocks as well as other pistol makes.
     
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  13. SCmasterblaster

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    I just may get one!
     
  14. greenlion

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    Everyone likes to jack the .40 S&W to the maximum velocity they can achieve with it... and then they sit around complaining that it is a "snappy" uncomfortable cartridge.

    Look at a couple of offerings from Double Tap Ammo:

    A 180gr .40S&W doing 1140fps

    Now, to get that velocity out of a .45ACP, you have to step up to a +P load from mainstream manufacturers, and guess what..... .45ACP+P loads are snappy.

    They also have a 125gr .40S&W going 1445fps

    To get that velocity out of a 125 grain bullets, you'd need a .357 magnum, and guess what.... .357 magnums are snappy.

    The .40S&W is snappy if you make it snappy. It doesn't have to be.

    38 special +P 158gr semi-wadcutter "FBI load" has been one of the best snubby loads for years, at around 800fps out of a snubby's barrel.

    The "legendary manstopper" 230 grain .45 ACP earned that reputation doing 850fps.

    The .40S&W will also work well at velocities under 1000fps, as long as you use the right bullet.
     
  15. Ak.Hiker

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    Good post.
     
  16. cowboy1964

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    Shot some of the Ranger 135gr today. It's pretty low recoiling, for sure. About the same as 180s. Seems a tad louder though, but that doesn't matter.
     
  17. davsco

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    9mm mid-size bullet (124g federal fmj) has approx 365 ft lbs of energy.

    .40 mid-size bullet (165g federal fmj) has approx 470 ft lbs of energy, so approx 30% more energy which results in approx 30% more recoil, all other things being consistent (gun weight, etc)..

    there is no free lunch when going to heavier caliber firearms.

    glocks aren't known for their ergo's and narrow grips; maybe try out some other brands to see if something fits better. also check out 1911 models which have excellent ergo's.