Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
A 1911 .45 is too much gun for some people.
Actually, because of the weight of 1911's, and the low velocity of the .45, in most cases the perceived recoil is lighter than .40s, and some would even argue 9mm, but I disagree. .40s tend to be snappier, with more muzzle flip. This is aided by the fact that in the majority of cases the .40 is in a much lighter gun than the .45 (I say most, because you can get a light Glock/M&P/Etc. in .45, but with the 1911, you are aided by the weight of the gun).