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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Springfield Armory question.


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Felt recoil is mostly a function of muzzle energy compared to the weight of the weapon. size and shape of the grip/buttstock is a factor as well as how hard the bolt carrier slams it's backstop.


I don't care about all that you just typed but a .40 vs .45 is much like a .380 vs a 9mm. It is a very snappy recoil that just isn't a pleasant to shoot.







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dawg23
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Springfield Armory question.


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Sheriff told me this morning the 40 had much cheaper am munition and it was used by most law enforcement


A lot of agencies issue the .40, but very few issue XD's.






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prplhze2000
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Parts Unknown
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He meant 40 v 45 not the XD per se. ;-)





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Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
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He hasn't shot very many .45's then
He shoots skeet, why?
No, he said it had great balance and feel and was very accurate out of the box. But he probably lied to me.






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KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
53159 posts

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He shoots skeet


That would explain why he said an XD was the sweetest shooting .45







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Anton7
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Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
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Ouch! That hurt





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KingRanch
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re: Springfield Armory question.


The XDs is where it's at in the XD world BTW







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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Springfield Armory question.


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TigerOnThe Hill


Thank you, TOTH.

I do agree with Cold Pizza that a .45 is different and recoil felt is different. Yeah, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so it seems like a 230gr bullet would push harder than a 180gr bullet.

But these are the other things to take into account as Tiger pointed out. The recoil spring will be heavier in the .45, so slide speed will be less. So, this leads to the muzzle "flip" many experience with certain .40s, because they have a recoil spring similar to a 9mm, but are slinging out a larger piece of lead at a higher velocity.

And yes, Tiger is also right that .40 S&W is higher pressure. 45 is very low pressure, as it was invented in the early 1900s. It's just always had this characteristic. It also has the recoil "push" versus "flip" feel compared to .40.






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