Hello all, I spent the last two days shooting at the range with my CCW’s and renting a few others. I finally tried the G30.4, G23.4, M&P 2.0 full size in 40, PX4 in 9, and Sig 229 in 40S&W, as I’ve been thinking about replacing my FNX9 for bedstand/occasional CCW duty.
My question is, if the range is a little lax on replacing recoil springs, how much difference would it show in recoil? I say this, as the G30 and G23’s ‘perceived’ recoil was much more than many of the firearms I either own or rented at the range (I don’t own any Glocks). I have shot every caliber in a Glock over the last 20 years (except the .380), so I am relatively familiar with their feel and trigger. I usually carry/shoot a compact 45 much smaller and lighter (with +P) than the G30 so I’m used to the 45’s recoil in a small firearm. I also own 2 40’s (one compact and one almost compact) so I’m familiar with the 40’s recoil in smaller lighter firearms.
Additionally, can anyone tell me how much difference in recoil/muzze flip is there between the M&P 40C w/ 4" barrel vs the full size? I was really impressed with the M&P40 full size, and might budget that in over the next few months.