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Ammo with less kick

Postby allenjr0001 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:18 pm

My wife shot the CPX-2 today with 115 grain in it but it kicks too much for her, what is a load with less recoil?

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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby getvicious » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:56 pm

Recoil is very subjective as it's all about grip, forearm and hand strength. What one person calls a lot of recoil another will say is not too bad.

There are a couple ammo brands I think feel a bit less "snappy" in recoil.

One is Hornady Critical Defense (115 Grain FTX) rounds. I think those shoot very smoothly and, IMHO, feel like they recoil less than most FMJ ammo.

Another is Dynamic Research Technologies (85 Grain HP Frangible +P) rounds. Those are kind of a gimmick round but they shoot well in my CPX and don't seem to have a strong recoil.

Having said all that, plastic pistols will have more felt recoil than metal pistols. It's physics concerning the light weight of the plastic pistols. Perhaps your wife might feel better using a metal pistol or even a .380. My wife can shoot my CPX but cannot rack the slide and the recoil hurts her hand. She has an issue with hand strength in her left hand. She found a FireStorm .380 and loves it. It's a Bersa Thunder .380 with a different name on the grip. Very accurate, reliable, easy for her to operate and still pretty light. When engaging in self defense, any gun is better than no gun. A .380 (or ever smaller caliber) is still capable of seriously wounding or killing an attacker and much better to have and use than not having anything. A gun that is too hard to operate or that a person cannot shoot is no use.

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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby allenjr0001 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:36 pm

Thank you. We are considering a 380 also. She's shot a metal 380 before and liked it.


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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby GoesBang » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:59 am

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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby jeff7181 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:37 pm

I'd be concerned that a round with "less kick" might cause problems cycling the slide properly. If it's just a range gun for you, no problem... if it's what you carry, I'd be very concerned about that.
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby Jason Keeler » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:13 am

I had no idea that ammo made a difference with recoil. The shit you learn when you get outta school...

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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby sccytoter » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:35 pm

I am looking forward to the new polymer ammo, to hit the shelves, from PolyCorp. Read a nifty article about them, and am looking forward to trying some.
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby punisher83 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:13 am

Winchester makes a train and defend round where the recoil, ballistics, and shape match. It's made for short barrels and designed for less recoil. Check it out on shooting the bull 410 YouTube channel. I have not fired them, but I am looking to change my carry ammo to either that or critical defense.
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby Engineerbandit » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:09 pm

I don't know if it's been said yet but Stand1armory makes a hell of a round -p called the chubby in 9mm. Give them a look just google it, or bing it if your nasty lol you won't be disappointed! Very very low recoil but it will still knock down steel! Hope this helps
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby getvicious » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:30 pm

I never heard of those folks till now. I just looked at their site. Some interesting specialized stuff there.
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby allenjr0001 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:16 pm

I'll check them out thanks.


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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby allenjr0001 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:20 pm

So far I've put a 20# spring in it, a magazine extension from Adam's grips and the stick on grips. Much better now. Got a box of the Winchester train and defend but haven't shot them yet.


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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby Engineerbandit » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:29 pm

allenjr0001 wrote:So far I've put a 20# spring in it, a magazine extension from Adam's grips and the stick on grips. Much better now. Got a box of the Winchester train and defend but haven't shot them yet.

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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby mkiker2089 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:07 pm

I saw zero improvement from the 20 pound spring and I've seen Youtube videos measuring the gun deflection on a rig that also saw no improvement. I don't know if the 4 pound improvement isn't high enough or if we are on the wrong track all together. Some argue that the deflection and recoil happen before the slide hits back so the strength of the spring are irrelevant. Being a noob I have no idea of the science behind it.

As for less kick, I used the Hornady Light series and it was actually pleasant. The Sccy did fine with it, a Berreta worked well with it as well, but my nephews FNH absolutely refused to use it.
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Re: Ammo with less kick

Postby sccytoter » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:42 pm

Twenty pound spring? Damn.
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