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    Describe 40 S&W Recoil

    How do you describe the recoil from a 40 S&W? When I describe the recoil of a 40 S&W I say it is snappy. In other words, the 40 S&W is a sharp/fast recoil compared to a blunt/slow push backward with a 45acp. I admit it, due to the 40s sharp/fast recoil I shoot it about the least of any caliber. I also admit that I see little a 40 S&W can do that I cannot do with a 45acp or good 9mm load. Regards, Richard

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    I agree with you Richard on the snap recoil of the .40S&W. I have shot that round in two different guns,and it was snappy in both. I like the push of the 1911/.45 a lot better. I am way more accurate with it. I have never shot the 9mm rd yet. Hope to someday.

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    Recoil was not a problem......

    I'm trying to remember what the recoil was like when I shot my S & W MP40. I've only been to the range with it one time and then only shot about 200 rounds. I remember expecting a greater recoil than my SW9VE and being pleasantly suprised. The recoil of my MP40 was quite manageable. Not the least bit uncomfortabe. When I returned from the range I told my wife, who usually shoots a 9mm a Baby Desert Eagle, that she would like shooting it. So, I guess the recoil is no big deal.

    That said, I've only shot a 1911 45 caliber one time (about 5 rounds) and I agree it has an entirely different recoil. Now I know why 1911 fans are so fanatical!!!!

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    Now I didn't say it wasn't manageable now. I said it was sanppy compared to a .45. It's like anything else you got to get use to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    it was sanppy compared to a .45. It's like anything else you got to get use to it.
    Yup. I can get back on Target faster with .45

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    I also say it is snappy. Nothing horrible though. Took me some time with my 96 Brig to get used to it at first. Like anything else though, after enough practice you get used to it.

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