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Soft shooting 9mm factory ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by glockfanbob, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. glockfanbob

    glockfanbob

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    Personally I feel like any run of the mill 9mm round isn't harsh with a g19 or g26, however I have a friend intersted in shooting for the first time and wanted to know what factory loads can be bought that are "low recoil" as he is very timid about shooting (yes he will shoot my .22 first). It got me curious.

    Obviously this would be for learning purposes and I'd like to honor his wishes so he doesn't shy away from the wonderful world of shooting.

    Your thoughts on what you consider low recoil factory loads?
     
  2. Jeff82

    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Federal Champion 115 FMJ (Walmart sells it) is one of the lowest recoiling 9mm ammo I've found. It clocks around 1069 fps.
     

  3. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

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    How `bout a gym membership, a box of Wheaties & maybe testosterone therapy.
     
  4. glockfanbob

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    LOL, I knew it wouldn't be more then a few posts before a similar comment.
     
  5. FLglockdude

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    Start him off on something bigger, .45ACP or .40cal. After shooting something with a heavier recoil, the 9mm will feel like nothing.
     
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  7. glockfanbob

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    Thanks for the info. If only the walmarts around here sold ammo. :steamed::upeyes:

    Anyone got any for sale? :supergrin:
     
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    Here is a tip for your "friend"...

    The 147gr 9mm seems to have less perceived recoil than lighter loads for many shooters

    And here is the real amazing tip...

    The 147 gr HP loads can outperform lighter, faster loads in ballistic gel or other tests.
     
  9. glockfanbob

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    Funny you mention that because honestly having fired around 5k rounds of 9mm in the past few years, I've never tried 147 gr yet. Mostly it's just been 115 gr and 125 gr ammo. I'll have to pick some up to try myself, you have me curious.
     
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    And an even more amazing tip......they have a long history of not being worth a damn for stopping bad guys.
     
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    Tell that to the Police Departments that issue the 147gr 9mm.

    :cool:
     
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    Not the current crop of 147gr. :whistling:
     
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    147 grain FMJ factory loads from Federal, Winchester or Speer (Lawman) are often the preferred loads for action pistol competition shooters who desire a soft-shooting, accurate load.
     
  14. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

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    I shoot with the Federal ammo wally world sells. Not because I'm a puss but because it's cheap and not terribly dirty. That stuff and WWB (or so I hear).

    Let him shoot what ever. I was worried the first time I shot a pistol but it isn't bad for even small hand shooters.
     
  15. BOGE

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    List the shootings.