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vafish
06-19-2011, 18:35
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNjAuanBn.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNTkuanBn.jpg

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?

lawdog734
06-19-2011, 18:40
Well played, sir:rofl:

mrsurfboard
06-19-2011, 18:41
Both my 1911s are 4 inch, alloy frame models and the recoil is far less then my G22. So I agree with you.

skdmrklcy
06-19-2011, 18:41
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.

Hokie1911
06-19-2011, 18:44
Is that a .22 conversion? :rofl:

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

mrsurfboard
06-19-2011, 18:44
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.

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

glock2740
06-19-2011, 18:47
I've never really heard anyone complaining about a 1911's recoil. :dunno:

faawrenchbndr
06-19-2011, 18:50
Guess she's never went nuclear.........

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Delta%20Elite/ColtDeltaElitepic6.jpg

faawrenchbndr
06-19-2011, 18:51
Darn good stance for a young shooter!
Is she going to follow in her sister's footsteps?!

CMG
06-19-2011, 19:13
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.

Fedor
06-19-2011, 19:32
Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil. :rofl:

jakebrake
06-19-2011, 19:37
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.

CMG
06-19-2011, 19:58
Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil. :rofl:

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

Hokie1911
06-19-2011, 20:03
Let's not drag NE Ohio into this. :tongueout:

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

http://www.thedailyfetch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/middle-finger.jpg

:tongueout:

Berto
06-19-2011, 20:03
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.

Nakanokalronin
06-19-2011, 20:37
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.

This.

craig19
06-19-2011, 20:40
I think the rumor was started by this guy.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/LarryBScott2.jpg

knedrgr
06-19-2011, 21:15
^ lmao

Steel Head
06-19-2011, 21:34
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNjAuanBn.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNTkuanBn.jpg

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?

Metro sexual Internet experts!

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.

fnfalman
06-19-2011, 21:41
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?

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.

fnfalman
06-19-2011, 21:42
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.

It was not any more powerful than the .45LC wheelguns that Uncle Sam still had in its inventory.

CMG
06-19-2011, 21:58
I know I speak for all of us NEO guys....

http://www.thedailyfetch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/middle-finger.jpg



:rofl:

:tongueout:

:rofl:

Nakanokalronin
06-19-2011, 22:26
It was not any more powerful than the .45LC wheelguns that Uncle Sam still had in its inventory.

...but they where shooting revolvers one handed that didn't have this chunk of steel sliding back on them after every shot. They allowed the revolvers to roll in their hand which they couldn't well do with those new fangled semi-autos.

HotRoderX
06-19-2011, 22:28
I don't get the recoil either. After shooting a 1911 .45cal then my 357mag. I thought the difference was huge the 357 with a full power load has a lot more recoil to me.

El_Ron1
06-20-2011, 00:34
Where? Right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNM4atakanI

vafish
06-20-2011, 03:39
RDarn good stance for a young shooter!
Is she going to follow in her sister's footsteps?!

Yes she is.

But she us a little slower on the rifle. Where her older sister started shooting competitions at age ten, she waited until this past year when big sis was out of the house to take it up.

faawrenchbndr
06-20-2011, 04:54
That's just awesome,.........

majette
06-20-2011, 06:30
most of it comes from people with poor shooting fundamentals. weak stance, poor grip, flinching, etc.

vafish
06-20-2011, 07:03
Is that a .22 conversion? :rofl:

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

No but this is:

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/Guns/megandglock19.jpg

IIRC she was 8 in that photo, g19 with AA conversion kit.

We got rid of that cup and saucer grip shortly after I took the photo.

Hokie1911
06-20-2011, 07:04
That's cool. My 13 old is dying to shoot my Kobra Carry. Last thing he shot was my 9mm HK.

akapennypincher
06-20-2011, 08:16
Those stories started here years ago, this is the guilty group. Armed and dangerous wheel gun nuts.http://www.cowboydirectory.com/AA-Newsletter/News-2009/Issue-32/playingCowboy--1950s.jpg

Berto
06-20-2011, 21:53
It was not any more powerful than the .45LC wheelguns that Uncle Sam still had in its inventory.

True, but those two guns recoil in entirely different ways;

In 1911 there weren't many guns with reciprocating mass like the 1911 pistol or with fairly low bore axis. The 1909 DA Colt or Peacemakers roll up and back, esp shooting one handed.
It was just different than what people were used to.There wasn't much exposure to big bore autos in those days. Hell, I think the Luger has more snap than a 1911.

jmoln
06-22-2011, 15:00
I agree with Berto - technique and training have a lot to do with it. My first exposure to organized shooting was in an NRA club with a loose clone, a one-handed stance, and home-grown ball ammo. I had trouble staying on the paper at 50' and never really got any training from the club. Now, with more time and training I'm in agreement with this group - .45 is the softest push this side of a .22lr. I've owned 32/380/9/40 autos and they all "snap" rather than push. I'm forever stuck on .45 with heavy bullets in my autos.