Recoil: A different way to think about it

what do you think about this?

This is basically for some of the people that are new to guns.

I was thinnking about recoil, due to some recent threads, and was wondering about the weight of the gun vs the muzzle energy (ftlbs/oz), lets just call it FPPO, foot pounds per ounce. The FPPO can give and insight to how much recoil will be felt - lower FPPO the lower the recoil

I had an LCP and sold it due to hurting the hand - not a gun to shoot or an hour!

so for the cartridges I used:

200 ftlbs for 380 - about the max for 380s

320 or 9mm - about mid range for 9mm

352 for 45ACP - about mid range for 45acp

what i found was

ruger LCP gave 21.3 FPPO

kahr CM9 gave 20.1 FPPO

sig 938 gave 20 FPPO

S&W Shield gave 16.8 FPPO

S&W 380 bodyguard gave 16.3 FPPO

Glock 19 gave 15.2 FPPO

Glock 17 gave 14.5 FPPO

sig 238 gave 12.8 FPPO

sig 238 HD gave 10 FPPO

kimber 45acp SSII gave 9 FPPO

so the sig 238 HD gives 53% less recoil, and the std 45acp govt model gives 58% less recoil, than the LCP

the std 1911 45acp govt model is less recoil than the glock 17 - guess that's why we often call the 1911 recoil as a PUSH

hotter ammo obviously gives higher FPPO values -