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Ducati748r
08-01-2005, 10:30 AM
and all I can say is Wow!! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I'm very glad I made that purchase (S&W 1911PD). The recoil wasn't what I expected. I'm really looking foward to customizing this gun. I'm completely sold on the 1911.

Turbinator
08-01-2005, 11:18 AM
The recoil then is less than you expected?

Turby

bu-bye
08-01-2005, 12:04 PM
I used to think shooting a 45 was a cannon. I then bought my 357mag revolver and shot that for a year. Then I shot my buddies new 45 and it was no big deal. 45 is big but not like the magnum rounds.

BTW I get to pick up my first 1911 Springfield Loaded tomorrow. YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA http://www.calguns.net/cowboy.gif

Ducati748r
08-01-2005, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Turbinator:
The recoil then is less than you expected?

Turby

Yes Turby..I was expecting the recoil to be more but it was manageble. I think the first thing I will do is change the grips..the wooden grips are just to uncomfortable after pumping a couple of rounds through the pistol.

C.G.
08-01-2005, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by bu-bye:
I used to think shooting a 45 was a cannon. I then bought my 357mag revolver and shot that for a year. Then I shot my buddies new 45 and it was no big deal. 45 is big but not like the magnum rounds.

BTW I get to pick up my first 1911 Springfield Loaded tomorrow.
YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA http://www.calguns.net/cowboy.gif

I actually prefer .45 to .40SW as far as the kick is concerned (in the Sig line, anyway). To each his own, I guess.

bwiese
08-01-2005, 12:40 PM
Yeah, I can shoot my 1911s and Glock 21 all day.

I dunno what people are complaining about w/45ACP.

40S&W and 9mm are both light and nontroublesome, but there is a slight sharpness in both these not present in 45ACP.

[Did y'all know that the 1911 had to be beefed up when it was rechambered for 9mm? Sharper recoil spike, it seems.]

Can't wait to try my new S&W 625 wheelgun in 45ACP. Be fun to try some 45 IMI/Uzi carbine loads thru it - will prob be very tame http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bill Wiese
San Jose

Ducati748r
08-01-2005, 12:48 PM
One other thing about the 1911 is that it's the one pistol that fits my hand just fine. I have small hands and I've tried the glocks, sigs, barreta's, and all the other wonder 9's but they all seem just a little too big in my hands.

bu-bye
08-01-2005, 1:14 PM
What kind of grips are you looking at? I was thinking Alumagrips (http://www.alumagrips.com/main.taf?p=2,1,3,4,2) in a half checkered half smooth texture. I have also seen those Lizard grips (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ddj8052/100_0308.jpg) (another pic) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ddj8052/100_0310.jpg) by Larry Davidson that look really cool but i'm still looking.

PS
Pics by Bonehead69 on Glocktalk.

icormba
08-01-2005, 5:18 PM
sometimes I can't tell a difference between my 9's and 1911 except for the bigger holes the .45 makes http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Actually... the pistols I have that seems to kick more are my Mak in 9x18 and glock 23.

Ducati748r, I have the same problem, smaller hands http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Have you tried a Hi Power yet? Perfect compliment to the 1911. CZ75's are a nice fit also... for me anyway.

Ducati748r
08-01-2005, 5:53 PM
Originally posted by bu-bye:
What kind of grips are you looking at? I was thinking Alumagrips (http://www.alumagrips.com/main.taf?p=2,1,3,4,2) in a half checkered half smooth texture. I have also seen those Lizard grips[/URL[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ddj8052/100_0310.jpg](another pic) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ddj8052/100_0308.jpg) by Larry Davidson that look really cool but i'm still looking.

PS
Pics by Bonehead69 on Glocktalk.

Yea I was thinking of buying a pair of those Alumagrips... I found a website where the prices are cheap http://www.ajaxgrips.com/ajax/alumagrips?set=01
I was also looking at these grips as well http://www.vzgrips.com/ The VZ grips are a little more pricey than the Alumagrips but they look nice http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ducati748r
08-01-2005, 5:56 PM
Originally posted by icormba:
sometimes I can't tell a difference between my 9's and 1911 except for the bigger holes the .45 makes http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Actually... the pistols I have that seems to kick more are my Mak in 9x18 and glock 23.

Ducati748r, I have the same problem, smaller hands http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Have you tried a Hi Power yet? Perfect compliment to the 1911. CZ75's are a nice fit also... for me anyway.
I've actually shot the hi-power and I like it but like you pointed out earlier in your post those .45's leave bigger holes http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bigjim
08-02-2005, 9:30 AM
Originally posted by bwiese:

[Did y'all know that the 1911 had to be beefed up when it was rechambered for 9mm? Sharper recoil spike, it seems.]

Bill Wiese
San Jose

This one suprised me. Bill you normally are so smart, what happened here?