Recoil on a 40 S&W or 45 ACP particularily on a 1911 frame? Speedy why don't you try it before you go out and buy a smaller caliber. If you belong to a gun club then I'm sure another member will be happy to let you shoot theirs. I'm not particularily recoils sensitive and find either caliber easy to handle in a large frame auto. A smaller caliber in a smaller platform can be as bad if not worse in felt recoil.
If it will be a carry piece then a large auto can be a challenge if it's home protection then the large auto is in it's element.
yes i will be the only one
there is my baby niece but that is about it
quite posible the neighbor is never home and its in the country
that is very possible i could probably get by with a shotgun
really all in all i want a handgun to have one really something to go out and shoot everyother weekend or so
between the 40 and the 45 i would definitely get the 45
from kimber or springfield
the recoil is not that bad to get use to
i'd rather learn to get use to the 45 than the 40
the 45 would probably end up being with you the rest of your life
but get the beaver tail so you don't get pinched
now if you don't want a 1911 then look at the xd45 or the glock 21 or 30 or 36
well im back its been awhile just been doing some research and since everyone has said use a smaller caliber I was thinking the sig sauer P250 since the barrels are interchangeable
Has anyone had any experience with the P250