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Old 12-31-2011, 02:41 PM   #11
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Yeah the typical 45 recoil, especially in a polymer frame is more of a shove than a kick. The 45ACP is a low pressure load, about half that of the 40S&W. Not saying the 40 is bad, though - I have three Glocks in that caliber.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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As a novice who so far has only fired 2 pistols in a couple decades, both recently rented from the range, 1 being a Springfield 40 and the other a 1911 styled 45. I felt less recoil with the 45.

This weekend I will being trying a couple more pistols, this time a 9mm (most likely a g17) and a different styled 45. I will then get my PAL (Posession and Acquisition License here in Canada) and then purchase my first pistol.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by PrinC

I respectfully disagree with your first point, Triggerjob. Though it may seem like the obvious, actually its not when it comes to recoil differences between a 45 caliber and a 40 caliber. You would be surprised that a 45 caliber would have less felt recoil than a 40 caliber.Many gun gurus would actually prefer using a 45 caliber for target shooting, while the 40 caliber would be used for steel. The 40 caliber is known to be snappy. Just my 2 cents on this.
Exactly some people may say that a 45 is more recoil then a 40 in all actually the 40 has a bigger muzzle flip which is perceived as a recoil
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