Originally Posted by ybbiz34
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.
Yeah, after I thought about the stuff you have, I realized you probably are just fine
Sorry, not trying to be insulting or condescending, just helpful. Anyway, The Glocks exhibit muzzle flip due to the torque generated by their rifling and it's especially noticeable with their .40 guns. If you can handle that, a shorty 1911 will be no problem. The perceived recoil is sharp, yet still smoother and more linear than a Glock, if that makes any sense. I also have a Kahr PM40 that shoots smoother than the Glocks IMO despite it's smaller size. Like I said, if you're good with that, you will like the 1911.