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G23 vs H&K P30 .40 S&W Recoil

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Amplified, May 16, 2012.

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  1. Amplified

    Amplified Senior Member

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    I put 500 rounds of .40 S&W downrange today, and split them between my G23 (Gen 4) and my H&K P30 (V3).

    In terms of recoil I have to say that the G23 kicks less than the P30, I'm going to rate it at about 5-10% less felt recoil with the 23.

    This is of course subjective, however I'm attributing this Glock's lower bore axis.
     
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  2. 257 roberts

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    which of the two do you like the most ?
     

  3. Larry V

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    I own both and to me they are about the same. I love the 40 Caliber round.I also love both pistols. The p30 feels amazing in hand. My 23 RTF2 sticks like glue.You wont go wrong with either
     
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    I've heard the Gen 4 23 does a good job of handling recoil compared to the Gen 3. Still, it's been my experience that HKs best everything except maybe M&Ps.

    I may yet get a G23.
     
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  5. Tiro Fijo

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    Until one pulls that AWFUL H&K trigger.


    Just sayin'..............:whistling: :supergrin:
     
  6. Ida81

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    I have never tried a double recoil spring in a G23 but supposedly that reduces the recoil even more.
     
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    I've had the same experience in shooting my G23 and my HK45c back to back. The lower bore axis of the Glock plus the dual recoil spring makes a big difference to me in felt recoil and in getting the pistol back on target.