Originally Posted by MOshooter
I haven't shot a P12,but can imagine with the 3.25" barrel along with the alloy frame that recoil would be harsher compared to an alloy pistol with a 5" barrel.
I'm sure that P12 carries very nicely IWB.
Thanks for the input.
this strictly my experiance and opinion based on the pistols i have.
i have a Remington R1 Enhanced and a SA Micro Compact 45 that i used for a comparison between them in regards to recoil. the R1 has a steel frame and slide w/ a 5" barrel, and the SA has an allow frame with a SS slide w/ a 3" barrel. i have shot the same ammo out of both so the ammo was equal.
i did notice a small difference in recoil between the two as the SA did seem to have a bit more felt recoil. nothing that would make a huge difference in being able to control and use follow-up shots if needed. i used both 200 gr. XTP and 230 gr. XTP reloads for the comparison. both loads were about middle of the charge weight range.
now in a 9mm or a 40 S&W rounds, there might be a bit difference in more felt recoil going from a larger and heavier pistol to a smaller and lighter one. in a 45 which is a bit slower than either of the other two rounds, it might not be as big an issue.
just wanted to throw that out there for you to consider.