Yup....I have a Subcompact and it has very little recoil. Maybe it's me though, since I feel my .45 full size 1911 has minimal recoil. But I do know recoil when I feel it...I am not immune. I had a .44 Ruger I really had very little follow up shot control with. Had to shoot it single action too.TomSwift said:Personally I don't think there is enough recoil with a 9mm to justify porting.
Ported pistols are not permitted in IDPA at all.mcb said:Also remember that ported barrels are not allowed in USPSA shooting. I'm not sure about IDPA but I'm think porting might move you to a more difficult class.
Well said.Palmetto said:I really enjoy the ported XD at the range.
Ported handguns are a recent option by a few manufacturers for off-the-shelf purchase and you don't see that many out there. Custom port jobs have been around for awhile though.
Most folks don't own or haven't shot them but it doesn't stop their opinions.
For a range where you can shoot as fast as your finger can pull the trigger then the ports can give you an accuracy advantage. For self defense I would just replace the ported barrel with a standard one for around $150.00.