Re: Thoughts on a 40mm
I am not a Glock fan! In fact, I don't like any of the plastic guns. The Glocks have a reputation of an unsupported chamber requiring special reloading dies to fix the bulged fired cases. I have heard here that they are not all that sturdy in their duty as a COP gun. Then there is the story of my friend who bought one.
My friend is an excellent shot having won many 22 and air gun silhouette competitions locally, both rifle and handgun. He took a defense course with a revolver (the only one there) and never lost a scoring point from a missed target. He is Mr Natural shooter. After the course he bought a Glock in 9mm. In sighting it in, the only way he could get it right was with the sights hanging over the edge of the slide. Now this guy knows guns. He sold it before I could look at it (we live a long way from each other) but there was definitely something wrong with the gun.
The light weight of a Glock can do nothing to help reduce the effects of recoil of the 40S&W which is what this post is all about. I seriously doubt it will do much to help reduce the recoil of the 9mm either. The situation is that we all have different levels of recoil that we can absorb without complaint. My level is pretty high and, of the guns I have shot, only full power 44Mag puts me off, because they hurt me. For my 44Mag revolver I use 44 Special load levels and that is SWEET!!!