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Without optics, comps or weights I'm looking for heavy 9mm suggestions for my wife. Right now she's okay firing my CZ Tac Sport 9mm with light loads but is there a better option? I'd like her to have her own training and competition pistol, and she's happy to trade more weight in the gun for less felt recoil. Also considering Tanfo's...

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I think the TS is one of the heaviest out there. Especially if you put brass grips on it.

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CZ SP01 Shadow is not as heavy as TS but still pretty heavy and front heavy, also has smaller grip than TS so may fit people with smaller hands better.

Eric

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You could stroke it to make it softer.

I like this suggestion, not sure why? but I do like the idea.

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You could stroke it to make it softer.

I like this suggestion, not sure why? but I do like the idea.

Counter-intuitive right?!? :roflol:

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You could stroke it to make it softer.

That's not usually what happens

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Thanks for the replies so far. I put this in the CZ sub-forum because that's what I shoot now, but what about other platforms?

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you could stroke it to make it softer.

In regards to guns and only guns. What does this mean?

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You can get a 6" 2011 stupid heavy with a steel grip, tungsten guide rod, big heavy mag well and no lightening on the slide. The question is, would it be fun to shoot. To me, shooting a 6" 2011, even a lightened 6" slide, requires a little hotter 115 / 124 grain load (~145 PF) to get the slide to cycle fast enough that I don't feel like I'm waiting an eternity. That's more energy to deal with in recoil.

The biggest (no pun intended) variable I would look at would be the size of the grip and how the pistol fits in her hand. My friend felt that a 2011 had more recoil compared to a CZ because she had a solid grip on the CZ. I've seen similar things happen for small-pawed shooters moving away from Glocks to smaller grip polymer pistols (M&P, Sig 320) because they can get a more solid purchase on the pistol.

The beauty of the SP-01 is there's enough weight in the grip to balance the dust cover AND the grips start out thin! If your wife has smaller hands, you can keep the SP-01 grip much thinner across than a Tac Sport or a 2011. Also, since the slide on a SP-01 is only working with a 4.6" barrel, you *can* use 147 grain 9mm bullets to cycle the slide plenty fast enough at 125* PF. I prefer either a 147 grain 9mm at around 135-140 PF or a 124 grain 9mm at ~130 PF but I'm worried more about tracking the sight than felt recoil. My female shooting friend that picked up a SP-01 for all the reasons I listed above loads 147 grain 9mm to 130 PF and LOVES her CZ.

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Maybe I'm going about this wrong. Should the question really be -

Staying with limited minor what gun shoots the softest?

I could give her what I've got now and just add a thumb rest (because I don't have one currently).

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you could stroke it to make it softer.

In regards to guns and only guns. What does this mean?

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When you increase the stroke of the slide you increase the distance over which the spring works to slow the slide before it impacts the frame.

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Para or RI double stack maybe?

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How about changing out the recoil spring for something a little softer? Might be a temporary fix until you find a more permanent one. 9mm minor doesn't have much kick on a gun as heavy as the TS anyway, does it?

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Another thing to consider is hand size, the SP01/CZ75 has a noticeably smaller grip that the Tactical Sport (or Stock II). And you can play around with that a bit between the thick stock rubber grips or the thin aluminum grips. So if you wife doesn't have bear paws (I don't have them either), she might enjoy the the SP01 Shadow or CZ 75 CTS LS-P.

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Does the new tactical sport orange have a smaller grip? Or is that just something I imagined? Website says it weighs in at 3 pounds (aka 48 oz)

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My wife wasn't thrilled with polymer guns but loved my Stock 2...

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Does the new tactical sport orange have a smaller grip? Or is that just something I imagined? Website says it weighs in at 3 pounds (aka 48 oz)

Tactical Sport Orange from what I understand had a grip reduction similar to Czechmate -- trigger undercut and grip reduction under beavertail makes it feel a lot more like SP01 Shadow than TS (my experience with Czechmate).

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A female friend of mine shoots a TS 9mm. She uses 147gr bullets and Unique. I don't think she has chrono'd them, but they are stupid soft. Using my normal (not strong) grip as I would for my TS 40 on her gun, it barely moves upward when fired. You could double tap an A zone at 25 yards just by simply pulling the trigger as fast as you can.

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A female friend of mine shoots a TS 9mm. She uses 147gr bullets and Unique. I don't think she has chrono'd them, but they are stupid soft. Using my normal (not strong) grip as I would for my TS 40 on her gun, it barely moves upward when fired. You could double tap an A zone at 25 yards just by simply pulling the trigger as fast as you can.

I'm calling BS on that one, I've loaded to 115 pf in my TS and 25yd "double taps" aren't happening.

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