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    Question Low Recoil 9mm

    Hello. Lurker and now new member. I have attempted to search and pulled up a number of topics but I was unable to find what I was looking for. Apologies in advance if this is a worn topic and simply 'user error'...

    Recently purchased a 9mm for my wife. I am a 1911 shooter and know very little about 9mm. I am looking for a low-recoil 9mm round that is still effective for home defense. Pistol in question is G19.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    WWB 115 JHP seems pretty mild to me and seems to expand well. They also have 147jhp but I've never tried it. May kick more than 115 load.

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    115 grain is ammo good choice.

    fwiw, i have a ruger p95 - it was recommended to me as a first gun and i am female, so i can personally highly recommend it. i have shot glocks and for some reason if you are used to 1911 (which i learned to shoot with) the glock grip is all wrong and i shoot low - i just cant get used to it. the p95 more closely resembles a 1911 in many ways including grip angle. so if your wife wants to ever shoot your 1911 it is something to consider. not to mention the lack of a manual safety on glocks bothers me as a newbie shooter.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    She didn't like my 1911, but was a crack shot with my G22C (which I'm not really that fond of--as you said, it just doesn't feel right in my hand). Problem was recoil (and muzzle blast).

    Funny... I was shooting it poorly and she picked it up -first time- and shot a can dead-center at 10 yards. I thought she wouldn't like the Glock because she has very small hands. But I guess it's all about personal preference.

    I'll try the 115 gr. I'll also check out the Ruger but, interestingly, I like the Glock for the same reason you don't. But I suppose that's another thread

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    We just debated this extensively here: 9mm what has less recoil/muzzel flip. I had my butt handed to me in the debate. It's good reading.
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