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Old 12-29-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Micro vs Solo

Has anyone fired both the Micro and Solo that could give a comparison on recoil between the two? I have a Solo, it's a bit snappy. lol

I am thinking the Micro may be smoother and easier to keep on target.
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Has anyone fired both the Micro and Solo that could give a comparison on recoil between the two? I have a Solo, it's a bit snappy. lol

I am thinking the Micro may be smoother and easier to keep on target.
Micro recoil is nothing like a Solo with 147 gr. At 7' the Solo knock down power can save your life.
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Keep in mind, guns the size of the Solo and Micro are not intended to be target guns. If you can successfully/consistently put rounds in the black of a silhouette target from a moderately close range, then the gun is doing it's job. YMMV
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I don't have either of those guns but I do have similar sized Sig Sauers, the P938 (9mm) and the P238 (.380). The .380 (some call it a short 9mm) is a much milder recoiling round, even my 9 year old grandsons enjoy shooting it.


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I don't have either of those guns but I do have similar sized Sig Sauers, the P938 (9mm) and the P238 (.380). The .380 (some call it a short 9mm) is a much milder recoiling round, even my 9 year old grandsons enjoy shooting it.


I see a new trigger.
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That's an older picture, what you're seeing is an old new trigger on the P238, I put just installed the same trigger on the P938 yesterday but I have yet to take a picture of it.
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Micro recoil is nothing like a Solo with 147 gr. At 7' the Solo knock down power can save your life.
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Keep in mind, guns the size of the Solo and Micro are not intended to be target guns. If you can successfully/consistently put rounds in the black of a silhouette target from a moderately close range, then the gun is doing it's job. YMMV
I guess I am thinking in terms of firing multiple shots and doing it well in rapid succession. I guess my brain says the .380 would be "easier" to do that with.

I just installed my finger extension on the Solo. Feels MUCH better so I will give it a few range days before jumping ship. lol
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I guess I am thinking in terms of firing multiple shots and doing it well in rapid succession. I guess my brain says the .380 would be "easier" to do that with.

I just installed my finger extension on the Solo. Feels MUCH better so I will give it a few range days before jumping ship. lol
Solo owners should own "A Little Buddy" too.
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Solo owners should own "A Little Buddy" too.
I like the way you think Tinman!!
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I own both and happy with the recoil in both. My LCP has more kick than the solo. As for the Micro...Just smooth and soft. I can get off multiple rapid shots on target better than any other gun...except or equal to my Beretta PX4. Both are just smooth and soft when it comes to recoil.
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