HELP WITH PISTOL RECOIL?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Corey S, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Corey S

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    Has anyone tried the Speed Ledge? I was thinking about buying one for my wife. She has a tough time shooting our Glock .45.
     
  2. solv3nt

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    Might I suggest she shoot a 9mm?
     
  3. Corey S

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    Yes, she will shoot our G17. Just something about the recoil of the .45. Just wondering if anyone has tried this thing. I saw some of the videos on their website, and it looks like it works but would like some "real" feedback if possible.
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    Not an answer to your question but If you guys get a chance to pull the trigger on an FNX-45, it's recoil is pretty tame.
     
  5. Riot

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    Yes....I wouldn't recommend it...
     
  6. techiej

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    If you want her to stay w/.45 have her try a full-size steel gun. The mass will soak up more of the felt recoil. Also, if you or a friend reload then going with lead (I like coated) bullets would allow you to run lower loads than FMJ's which will also reduce recoil.
     
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  7. Corey S

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  8. Riot

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    What glock? My wife had a tough go with her revolver....just got her a bigger grip for it and now she loves it. If it's a smaller Glock .45 (G-30 or G-36) I would recommend a grip extension on the magazine. If that doesn't work, I'd try a different pistol...what I've found with Glocks is that when you start changing out springs to reduce recoil, you mess up the entire platform and the gun doesn't function as well as it did.
     
  9. 156256Hunter

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    Or you can just get an HK. Then when you shoot it you'll be so relaxed that you'll daydream of puppy dogs and ice cream. Of course one big drawback (other than mag capacity) is that a new HK45 or 45C will set you back about 9 Ben Franklins. (Note: this is not a thread hijack, just making a joke, even though based on my experience with Glock and HK .40 cals, HKs have lighter perceived recoil.)
     
  10. Joe13

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    "OUR Glock" is the root of your issue.

    Buy her her own gun and let her customize it for her not "both of you".

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Animal Chimp.gif WHAT HE SAID..:rolleyes:;)
     
  12. pdx2211

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  13. pdx2211

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    get rid of the glock. they are all junk anyway.
     
  14. Capn Jack

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    Buy a .22lr adapter for your Glock and let her shoot it that way for practice.
    My brother has one and my wife loves hers. If it comes down to a SHTF,
    no one notices recoil anyway.:confused:
     
  15. BDA.45

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    He's right, you should sell it to me.....
     
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  16. Stomper

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    BLASPHEMY, I unlike you! :eek:
     
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  17. blackadder

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    This, take her to the range and if she really wants a 45 rent all the options until she finds one she likes.
     
  18. Portaledgepete

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    I have the G21 and the FNX-45, recoil is basically the same. 1911 has much better recoil characteristics. Are you sure that it isn't the big blocky grip that is making the recoil seem hard to manage for her?
     

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