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  • Novice Handgun recommendations with a permanent injury

    Posted by Jessica on June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Long story short I used to be a big weight lifter who tore my left pec and subsequently permanently injured my shoulders so they constantly slip out of socket all day everyday and I pop them back in.

    I am looking for handgun recommendations that have as close to zero recoil and muzzle flip as possible. The weight of the gun not really an issue just the recoil that makes the shoulders slip out.

    For reference I have previously shot a Glock 17 19 26 and 43. Hate the safety triggers on all Glocks and recoil on the 26 and 43 killed me.

    Berettas safety features seem annoying so id pass on those as well.

    Leaning towards all steel vs polymer

    Thank you

    Edit: For home defense

    Jessica replied 1 week, 3 days ago 2 Members · 15 Replies
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  • SignificantGeese

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Consider a CZ, such as the SP01 Tactical. Generally-speaking, a larger, heavier handgun will have less recoil and muzzle flip.

    You could also do a Beretta in the G configuration (no safety, just decocker) or a Sig.

  • SiggySiggy69

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    You probably need to go with a full-sized gun. Try a Sig P226 or a CZ P-10. They may fit the bill.

    But just out of curiosity have you looked into treatment on your shoulders? The surgery’s suck (I’ve been there) but you come away feeling brand new. If the recoil from a 9mm is causing you to dislocate your shoulders then it might be time to get it fixed.

  • stuckmeformypaper

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Consider the Sig P226. The dimensions are nearly identical to my USP, which is what I’d probably consider the “upper limit” size for carrying. Not the *most* concealable, but you start going more compact you’ll have *some* recoil. The P226 is as tried and true as anything.

  • Beebjank

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    I don’t see many people recommending something in 5.7×28, like the Ruger 57. This round is notorious for being super soft shooting. Mega expensive round, but would fit your situation perfectly.

  • ENclip

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    You didn’t mention the purpose for the gun, so assuming target shooting the obvious answer is .22lr target pistols. Like a Ruger Mark IV.

  • Hoplophilia

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Full-sized pistols recoil less. Lighter and slower bullets recoil less.

    Are you a lefty? Not sure which of the six(?) shoulder muscles are failing but it may be more about adaptive technique than which gun.

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  • Danny-Lange

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    CZ SP01

  • Few-Decision-6004

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Maybe something in .22mag? There are a couple of purposemade defense rounds on the market and recoil is nonexistant.

  • Spicyskeletal420_69

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    M9 in 9mm, keep the safety off and just use the da/sa as your safety.

    Hipower, 9mm, steel framed

  • just_some_a–hole

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Nothing wrong with a .380 in my opinion. The Browning Black Label is built like a 1911 but is 85% of the size, and the .380 is a worthwhile home and personal defense round meant for close range. You can one-hand a .380 without any trouble if you need to (I’m a better shot with my Black Label one handed than I am two handed). The Black Label is a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

  • abiggunguy

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Brother, get a Sig p320 with the full size tungsten frame. Slap a PMM compensator on there and it will be one of the flattest guns around.

    BIG IRON 320

  • Mindless_Mango_6611

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Heavy full size revolver. The big benefit is you don’t have to cock it with your sore shoulder.

    Or, Staccato. Low recoil, practically rack their own slide.

  • JTarrou

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Just to bracket the recoil we’re trying to stay under, did you have issues with the recoil on the larger Glocks?

    If yes, you may need either a much heavier gun or a smaller caliber.

    If no, pretty much any full-sized 9mm should be fine, they’ll all have similar or lower recoil. Glocks are some of the lightest guns in their size categories.

  • TacTurtle

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

    For a 9mm, something heavier like a steel framed CZ-75 SP-01 is probably going to be the softest kicking.

    For revolvers, a full underlug S&W 686 or GP100 with 38 Specials will be very soft shooting.

    Oddball suggestion: Ruger 57 or FN Five7 in 5.7×28 – ammo is expensive compared to 9mm, but practically no recoil and still very effective.

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