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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why do people say .45 ACP "kicks" harder than .40 S&W?

I've noticed the opposite actually. I find .40 S&W has more recoil to it than .45 ACP.

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Sorry, miscategorized this.

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  •  LXIX
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    I wouldn't know. I have no need to fire a gun.

    Source(s): I have people to take care of my dirty work.
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Maybe 45's with a hot powder load but usually they're pretty manageable. A USP and a Glock 22 will handle the 40 great but I'd rather have a 45. I'm not a fan of the 40, good round but it's too expensive to shoot and the sharp kick and big bang are a turn off.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I have never heard this. I have heard .45 acp is tougher than 9mm parabellum. But no talk of the .40 smith and wessen.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because they don't know any better and sometimes it's the handgun they are using.

    -I have a 9mm, and I won't go into details about it, that kicks more than a .357 due to the weight of the slide. It has one purpose and that day hasn't come yet.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    .45 ACP is far more accurate for that very reason

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    the .40 is a stronger round overall

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I has a larger frontal area therefore it kicks the subject harder.

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  • Calvin
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I cannot tell a significant difference.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because it does.

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