I just sold an XD45 4" because i did not like the recoil as compared to a 5" Colt 1911. Is there anything out there in an affordable poly pistol that would have similar recoil to the Colt? I really like the XD45 but just did not care for the recoil.
Try a Beretta PX4 Storm or Storm PX4 SD .45cal. 4.1" and 4.6" barrel lengths. the rotating barrel design claims to reduce recoil shock.
My Ruger P345 has less preceived recoil than the 1911 I have. Both are 4.25 barrels. The Ruger is slightly bulkier in the slide but the grip is more contured and about the same thickness as a 1911.
For a soft shooting .45 poly pistol try the FNP45
I was really surprised the first time i shot mine. I can shoot that gun all day long.
All I have tried for +P ammo is the Remington GS 185 gr and it is manageable.
A bit more bark and flash but still able to get rounds onto target quickly.
DA/SA decocker and no safety. 11.6 lb DA trigger and a 4.2 lb SA trigger out of the box.
The USG models have a thumb safety, comes with one 15 and two 14 round mags.
The USG's are also the only way to get a shooters pack with the FNP45.
Bladetech makes the gear and has the FN logo on it.
I have not weighed it but the manual states that it weighs 33 oz with an empty 14 round mag and 43 oz with 14 rounds. I would assume that measurements were obtained using 230 gr ammo.