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Is 9mm more snappy then.40?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by glockguy, May 1, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So I have a PT 709 that i just bought and it seems to be alot more snappy then my sig P239 in .40 .. So Im goin to sell or trade the 709 and get either a G27 Or 26, am I gonna have the same snappy recoil with the G26 as i do the 709:confused: Iv owned a G27 and loved it.:D
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    In the same gun (steel frame or polymer) the 40 will always be more "snappy".. with the two guns you mentioned it's apples and oranges
     
  3. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    As a general rule, 40 is "snappier" than either 9mm or 45acp.

    Although, different guns handle recoil differently. Comparing a taurus to a sig, it's not hard to believe the sig handled nicer. As far as g26 vs g27, the g26 has a reputation of being much more tame than the 27.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The Taurus model he has is a slim frame polymer gun..
     
  5. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    ^this...

    Many things determine how your firearm deals with recoil. Barrel thickness, barrel length, overall weight, weight distribution (center of gravity), ect, ect...that is before you start dealing with bullet grains and callibers.
     
  6. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So which would you go with as far as the G26 9mm or the G27 .40? this is going to be for conceal carry.
     
  7. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Nothing to do with the fact that I know you have wanted every G27 I have had for sale/trade since you sold me yours.....I would go with 40 S&W over the 9mm any day. Makes more sense to me. 9mm may be cheaper to shoot, but I'd feel more comfortable protecting myself with the 40.
     
  8. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    lol make me sound obsessed :D
     
  9. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    You gotta ask yourself that...I, personally, like the G-27 with the +1 mag extrender so my pinky can grab on it. But if the .40 S&W is too snappy for you, then go 9mm.

    Have you looked at the G-36 at all? Especially for CCW, it is a bit slimmer than the other two.
     
  10. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I thikn the 9mm i have is snappy... I havent shot many 9mm's so thats why i asked... the pt709 slim seems very snappy to me.. i have owned a G27 and it shot very well for me..
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I went with the g26.
    I'm more accurate with it, it holds more rounds, and if 12 rounds of 9mm wont stop someone, then there's something i'm not doing right.
     
  12. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I just cant shoot it well... I took my sig and my 709 as well as my dads sig p232and both of us shot our sigs better... maybe cause sigs rock!
     
  13. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I CC'd a Sig p239 (in .357 Sig) and a Kahr MK9, the Sig (even in .357 Sig) had less recoil than the MK9, and the MK9 isn't "bad" compared to some of the small polymer guns, MK's have the metal frame. The reason I gave up the Sig was that it was way different than the rest of my handguns being DA/SA and all the rest being DAO. I would get used to the Sig and then go to shoot the others and they would feel like they had broken triggers or something, and vice versa.
     
  14. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and as further proof 9mm is milder in recoil, I have a Springfield XD40 that I also have Storm Lake conversion barrel (9mm). The 9mm is definitely milder (using the same brand of ammo) than .40 in the same gun.
     
  15. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    I've always enjoyed shooting my G26, not snappy at all. I prefer something I can control with rapid fire to something that jumps around too much. YMMV.
     
  16. droopD

    droopD oregon New Member

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    I just got a g27 and shot it for the first time today and loved it all ive owned though is 40s never a 9mm if you get the g27 you can always get a 9mm barrel and shoot both it you get the g26 im pretty sure you cant convert it to 40
     
  17. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    You are correct.

    It is possible to convert a 27 to 9mm, but to do it reliably you'll want to get a conversion barrel, a glock26 extractor, and at least one g26 magazine.

    You can get away with just a conversion barrel, but I wouldnt trust its reliability for concealed carry.
     
  18. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    There is no way around Newton's 3rd Law of Motion.

    So, all things being equal, the ammunition with the greater energy will also generate the greater kick back. As to how that kick back manifests itself, depends on the design and material of the gun.
     
  19. chopped&bobbedburb

    chopped&bobbedburb milwaukie Member

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    The PT 709 is a small slim frame pistol so it's gonna be a bit snappy and not as accurate as say a larger robust 9mm . My wife has the Taurus PT 111 9mm and it's pretty tame compared to my XDm .40 . I were looking at maybe getting a PT 709 for the wife because it's smaller but I'm wondering if it would be to snappy for her . I have a problem shooting the PT 111 as my thumb hit's the Mag release button sometimes . I may have to go check out a PT 709 this weekend .
     
  20. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Ya want snappy - get a glock 20 or 29 and some double tap ammo...that's snappy!

    Agree with post above - have a 709, XDm 9mm, g29 and 1911. The 709 and the g29 are the snappiest.