I don't see how you can minimize recoil by having better trigger control. It seems grip is you need to master and trigger control is for better accuracy.No need to make recoil control an ego issue. Recoil is mostly about trigger control. Learn to separate the two and follow through and you can shoot a 454 just fine.
Think about this. Shooting is basic fundementals just like driving a car. The firearm runs on gunpowder. Dryfire, practice and learn to press the trigger to the extint that it ingrains into your subconscious. OK,,now you are free to just aim and let the shot run itself.:smiling:
I must be too conditioned not to feel recoil after all the years of shooting my 44 mags... But I really don't notice much recoil at all with my Shield 9mm... Seriously it is extremely soft shooting felt recoil is almost negligibleA buddy says the shield sucks because the recoil on it is bad. He says the Glock 17 is better because it hardly has recoil compared to his shield. When I heard this, I told him, "how can you compare a full size polymer gun to a short barrel single stack gun?" He still believes it's a fair comparison but I don't agree.
Honestly, compared to other similar sized handguns, Is the shield too snappy?
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Are you going to use the shield for conceal carry even though it has the flat face?You have to compare the G17 to a full size M&P Pro, or CORE.
Try the G43 against the Shield.
I have been shooting Glocks for a long time and the Shield has very little to no recoil...Just went to 147g in the shield, Talon rubber grips and very little to no recoil at all. I also added the Apex Flat Face trigger and it also reduced the over and under travel by about 25%.