Originally Posted by OUDAN
Man I really want that XDS but I'm 5'5 150 I thnk a .45 might be a little much if it was in a 9 it would be done already! Totally understand the mags and stuff that's huge no doubt.
I honestly do not get the idea that the 45 ACP is some sort of hand cannon.
My experience is that the 45 shoots much like a 9mm and is easier to control than a hot 40.
I have shot 45'sin full size handguns from Ruger, Springfield, Glock, and Hk - and the same sort of variety in 9mm and honestly cannot tell the difference in felt recoil. Neither can my wife.
I have done the same in small handguns - Kahr Cw, Glock 36, S&W Etc and still do not see a difference between the 45 and 9mm.
The pistol I thought kicked the most was a little 40. That was noticeably more potent but far from unmanageable.
Bottom line - if you can handle a 9 you can handle a 45