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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.

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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?
     

  2. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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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.
     
  3. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

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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.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    Is that a .22 conversion? :rofl:

    The stories come from those that don't shoot them. :thumbsup:
     
  5. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    I find .45s in general to have less recoil, then say, .40s.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've never really heard anyone complaining about a 1911's recoil. :dunno:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Darn good stance for a young shooter!
    Is she going to follow in her sister's footsteps?!
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Fedor

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    Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil. :rofl:
     
  11. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

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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.
     
  12. Let's not drag NE Ohio into this. :tongueout:
     
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  13. Hokie1911

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    I know I speak for all of us NEO guys....

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    :tongueout:
     
  14. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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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.
     
  15. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    This.
     
  16. craig19

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    I think the rumor was started by this guy.

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  17. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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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.
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Because Great Uncle Joe that served in Dubya Dubya Deuce lied.

    Because Big He-Man Infantry GI who was never issued an M1911A1, yet need to have a reason to rave about the M9 9mm's adoption.