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Old 05-04-2010, 07:26   #10
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I must disagree with most here. The HK45 recoil is about the same as a 1911. You must bear in mind that the HK weighs only 28oz; while the 1911 weights 39oz!!! So, technically, the HK45 does recoil less than the 1911, but due to the light weight, it feels the same, if that makes sense to you. Lets put it this way. Due to its lighter weight, it should recoil more than a 1911, but does not, due to the recoil reduction system, and the shape of the grip. Therefore, those features are doing their job, since it ends up recoiling the same ammount as a much heavier pistol.
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