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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:45 pm 
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If I may ask, what is the difference in recoil in 1911 platform between a 45 ACP and 40 SW? Which is easier to control and manage?
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:23 pm 
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My feeling is that the .40 is a lot snappier in recoil and that a .45 is easier to keep on target. I shoot a lot of .45 and have shot quite a bit of .40 in competition. My split times between shots average .012-.015 faster with the .45.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:55 am 
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Yes, the .40 is a bit stiffer recoil, but is both controllable and trainable so that followup shots are not a problem.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:11 pm 
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If you load the .40 long to 1.70 and a 170 Power Factor it greatly reduces the snappy recoil of factory .40 loads. You need 10MM to use these long rounds. I think the 1.70 OAL feeds better than factory rounds too, but of course it's just for competition use. For carry get the .45. That extra round in .40 would be the only reason to consider it.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:58 pm 
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I agree with what has been posted.

I like shooting the .40S&W but I love shooting the 45ACP.

I find the 40 is easier to get a minor load without messing with recoil springs.

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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:41 am 
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Hi,
I consider the 45 Auto, as the premier pistol CQB cartridge ever made!

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