Thanks for the input!
I don't think I did a good job explaining my question earlier. My favorite pistol to shoot before I got my 9mm PPQ was my Glock 23. .40 is still my favorite round. My G23 has some muzzle flip but I'm thoroughly used to it now. I was just curious to see if the lighter 1911 translated to perhaps more muzzle flip as opposed to "straight back" recoil. Recoil is not a problem for me I was just curious as the "nature" of the recoil with an aluminum-framed 1911.
Originally Posted by immiketoo
Recoil is not an issue for me. The recoil on a .40 glock it worse IMO. If you avw a proper grip and stance, recoil is never an issue provided you don't have any physical issues. I teach my students that recoil is a natural part of semi auto pistols, and I make them shoot my .45s. All of them are able to handle it, including the 60 year old females.
I carried the Kimbers on duty for years, and reliability was never an issue. I shoot about 10000 rounds a year, and nothing ever broke on the Kimbers.
What I didn't like was the holster wear that happens to aluminum Kimbers. There was substantial wear in a short time. I still have an Ultra Raptor that has held up very well. I also think Kimber makes the best 3" gun on the mass produced 1911 market. That said, I'd rather have a 4" Springfield or Ed Brown any day.
If you struggle with recoil, llet me know. I'll help you.
EDIT: That's the gun I'd buy. Even if I had to wait to get it. Ed makes a sweet piece.