Hey The_Smokeing_Gun, that's the Glock that I'm talking about!
Apparently XD9 is also moddible, and absorbs recoil MUCH better then Glock.
Give it a try, a real smooth cycle on that baby.
What about the walter PPK it's good enough for Bond?
GDR made Makarov beats PPK in my book. You can hammer nails with the damn thing, and load the 9X18 to Much higher pressures then .380ACP.
It is also possible to neck the MAK down to 5.56. Custom barrel and your in business. Especially useful with a Russian 13 round version.
Trim it down all around, thing grips, and you end up with one heck of a conceal carry.
Blows 9mm Kahrs out of the water.
Same goes for XD9. Neck that 9 down and you got a super zipper with low impulse recoil. Very useful for, umm, rapid fire.
It all started with EXTREME loads for CZ-52. Dang that 7.62X25 round is hot and fast. Zipps right through 34 layers like it wasn't there.
PSM and hot 7.62X25 loads pretty much started pistol neck down craze. .224 BOZ for example.
Guys tried feeding hot 7.62X25 rounds from CZ52 into PPSha, and ended up chewing up the receiver. That's how hot they are.
So CZ52 and TT still got a ton of fire in them, and are simply superior to compact 9s.
It gets really twisted when a 9X21 case is necked down to a custom 6mm THV bullet type. Originally designed by the French, its tip is concave ogive
and looks something like a Hershey kiss.
Original 9mm design required high velocity and was made out of aluminum.
With high velocity of a necked down to a hardened 6mm, it's strong enough to zip through Kevlar AND the plate, while still keeping its shape to
cleaves the tissue.
Actually, here's a link that describes the principle in detail;
The projectile was designed by Charles Kelsey, and is conceptually based on the THV brass alloy soft-body-armor-piercing cartridge (Figure 1),
produced in France by Société Française des Munitions (SFM). The unique concave (reverse) ogive of the THV bullet cleaves soft tissue as it
penetrates, and as these tissues flow across the ogive they accelerate laterally and are energetically propelled radially outward off the bullet's
shoulder. This action produces a large diameter temporary cavity.