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Where did all the stories about heavy recoil in the 1911 come from?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by vafish, Jun 19, 2011.


  1. vafish

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    If a 12 year old girl can put 100 rounds through a 1911 and have no problems with recoil why did the 1911 get a reputation as a heavy recoiling gun?
     

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    Well played, sir:rofl:
     

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    Both my 1911s are 4 inch, alloy frame models and the recoil is far less then my G22. So I agree with you.
     
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    I always thought of a 1911 as a soft shooter, never known anyone to think it recoiled a lot.

    I think non gun people here 45 and think it will recoil a lot, as well 45 > 9.
     
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    Is that a .22 conversion? :rofl:

    The stories come from those that don't shoot them. :thumbsup:
     
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    I find .45s in general to have less recoil, then say, .40s.
     
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    I've never really heard anyone complaining about a 1911's recoil. :dunno:
     
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    Guess she's never went nuclear.........

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    Darn good stance for a young shooter!
    Is she going to follow in her sister's footsteps?!
     
  10. CMG

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    Awesome.

    I had my sons shooting my old Combat Elite at that age.

    I think the rep probably came from military recruits who had never fired a handgun before reaching basic training.
     
  11. Fedor

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    Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil. :rofl:
     
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    we tell those stories so people will buy pistols other than 1911s. this way, there is more of a selection for us.....great. i gave the secret away.....you didn't see this. go to the next post.
     
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    Let's not drag NE Ohio into this. :tongueout:
     
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    I know I speak for all of us NEO guys....

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    I'm guessing it's simply because the 1911 was a more powerful weapon at the time it was first issued, and many were taught classic duellist techniques vs modern combat handgun stuff.
     
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    This.
     
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    I think the rumor was started by this guy.

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    ^ lmao
     
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    I once saw a 11 year old girl with recent spine surgery accurately shoot my G23:tongueout:
    I've always thought of 1911's as med light recoilers as best,I'm looking forward to getting a 1911 in 9mm- many compare that to a .22.
     
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    Because Great Uncle Joe that served in Dubya Dubya Deuce lied.

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