Originally Posted by Dragonheart
Actually, the higher your grip the less flip and the faster response for a second shot.
Yes.....that was my point, the G21 has a higher grip than the 1911.....
Originally Posted by EagleSix
According to my measurements, the center line of the bore to the web grip ogive center, is higher on the 1911, than the G21, inducing more muzzle flip.
Although there is just a small difference between the two.....the grip shape/size, as well as shooter technique can easily mask the effect. Although the grip is higher on the 1911, for most trained shooters, the 1911 is easier to make more effective double taps, even though the theory is the 1911 would have more muzzle flip. Too many other differences between the two designs for the grip height to be definitive in my judgement.
Nonetheless, if a shooter has issues with the recoil difference between the 1911 and Glock 21, or 9mm, 40 and 45 comparison, between similar size frame guns.....the shooters has other issues rather than just weight of the handgun and recoil.