Originally Posted by EMTchad
Hi guys, quick question please! When i shoot my 1911 45 at 25 yards, am I suppose to lock my arm straight and let the recoil just ride? I thought I was suppose to hold down the recoil as I shoot..
You can either control recoil or let recoil control you. A well trained shooter does the first. Here is a picture of my daughter firing a .41 Mag with full power loads. That is about as high as she would let that muzzle rise because her hands, arms, shoulders and body are all working together to absorb recoil.
BTW she is a very well trained and excellent shot. This is the correct body position to make it all work.