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Old 06-19-2011, 18:35   #1
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Where did all the stories about heavy recoil in the 1911 come from?

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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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Old 06-19-2011, 18:40   #2
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Old 06-19-2011, 18:41   #3
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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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Old 06-19-2011, 18:41   #4
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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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Old 06-19-2011, 18:44   #5
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Is that a .22 conversion?

The stories come from those that don't shoot them.
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Old 06-19-2011, 18:44   #6
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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.
I find .45s in general to have less recoil, then say, .40s.
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Old 06-19-2011, 18:47   #7
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I've never really heard anyone complaining about a 1911's recoil.
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Old 06-19-2011, 18:50   #8
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Guess she's never went nuclear.........

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Old 06-19-2011, 18:51   #9
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Darn good stance for a young shooter!
Is she going to follow in her sister's footsteps?!
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Old 06-19-2011, 19:13   #10
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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.
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Old 06-19-2011, 19:32   #11
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Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil.
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Old 06-19-2011, 19:37   #12
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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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Old 06-19-2011, 19:58   #13
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Only a Limp Noodle would think that a 1911 .45ACP has heavy recoil.
Let's not drag NE Ohio into this.
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Old 06-19-2011, 20:03   #14
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Let's not drag NE Ohio into this.
I know I speak for all of us NEO guys....

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Old 06-19-2011, 20:03   #15
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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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Old 06-19-2011, 20:37   #16
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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.
This.
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Old 06-19-2011, 20:40   #17
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I think the rumor was started by this guy.

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Old 06-19-2011, 21:34   #19
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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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I once saw a 11 year old girl with recent spine surgery accurately shoot my G23
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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Old 06-19-2011, 21:41   #20
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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?
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.
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