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9mm+P recoil versus .40S&W?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TCW, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. TCW

    TCW New Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Hi All,

    I'm thinking about getting a Sig P239 as a little buddy for my P226 .40 ;). I'm deciding on caliber now. How's the recoil of the 9mm+P recoil versus the 40S&W in such a small gun. Is there a major difference?

    It would be nice to keep it the same caliber for convenience, but I don't want a recoil monster P239. I'd like the wife to be able to shoot it.

  2. Schwebel

    Schwebel New Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    The P239 is heavy enough to soak it up. My girlfriend just recently aquired a P239 in .357 sig with a .40S&W barrel combo. I would guess +P 9mm is similar to a .357sig recoil wise out of these and it was very fun to shoot. Not punishing at all. My girlfriend had no trouble shooting it (she is about 5foot 3inches 110lbs ). This is her first "big caliber" gun as she was carrying a .22mag snub nose revolver as her CCW. Excellent ergonomics for someone with smaller hands. May I suggest a DAK trigger, it is the most butter smooth trigger I have ever pulled.
  3. Scorpiusdeus

    Scorpiusdeus member

    Jun 29, 2006
    Ventura County, California
    I own both the P226 and P239 in .40 S&W. Recoil is not an issue with either. The P239 shoots very well and comfortably in .40 S&W. I've even used it to compete in a USPSA match while my Significant other used my P226. I did very well considering the number of mag changes I had to perform.

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