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    #1

    low recoil

    Some handguns have a relatively low (or mild?) recoil when one shoots with them.

    What would be the opposite of "low/mild" in this particular case? Can I use "strong", or am I being influenced by the word used in my native language?

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    Re: low recoil

    Maybe "violent"? I'm certainly no expert on guns, though.
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    #3

    Re: low recoil

    As someone who has never fired a gun, I'd expect heavy recoil.

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    #4

    Re: low recoil

    Probably the most common is 'big', although you'll frequently hear 'strong' and even 'heavy' recoil, as well as 'high'.

    A common synonym for 'recoil' in such contexts is 'kick'.

    A .45 has a bigger kick than a .22 .
    Last edited by Skrej; 12-Apr-2016 at 18:22. Reason: additional info
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    #5

    Re: low recoil

    I'd probably say "heavy."

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