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    softest shooting .45 ?

    What is the softest shooting 45 ?one suitable for concealed carry?thanks.


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    I don't know if it's the 'softest', but a G30 has an amazingly gentle 'push'.
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    I've carried a 1911 for 30 years and never found the recoil to be a problem. I've also found the G21 and S&W M&P 45 to be soft shooters. Take a look at the M&P 45 compact.
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    I've carried and fired a few 45ACP pistols, including an HK USP45c, many 1911s in different platforms and a Kahr PM45.

    The one that gave me less felt recoil is my Glock 30. It's a pretty accurate shooter, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    I've carried a 1911 for 30 years and never found the recoil to be a problem. I've also found the G21 and S&W M&P 45 to be soft shooters. Take a look at the M&P 45 compact.
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    I also find my USP 45C to be very soft shooting.
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    Seriously? The obivous answer, utilizing pure physics, would be: The larger, full size, all metal 1911 platforms...eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgfvr View Post
    Seriously? The obivous answer, utilizing pure physics, would be: The larger, full size, all metal 1911 platforms...eh?
    One would think that. However, the G30 has mystical mojo when it comes to accuracy and recoil.
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    Really it depends on your criteria for concealed carry. I imagine any handgun can be carried concealed if you put your mind to it. With that out of the way, in general, the heavier the weapon the lower the felt recoil. But I also agree with one of the earlier posts that, to me, the G30 doesn't have a "hard" recoil. Also, I recently purchased an STI with the RecoilMaster springs that seem to do a good job dampening felt recoil (and STI is a local TX business for the OP).
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    An HK USP45 has to be one of the softest shooting guns I've ever fired. I own 4 1911s, a G21SF and a Beretta in .45. The USP has them all, hands down.
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    My Glock 21 is the softest shooting of any of my or my friend's .45s.

    With a little planning and good gear, it carries and conceals just fine.

    OTOH My next .45, if there is one, will be a Glock 30SF. I've read nothing but great things about it and need to get some first hand experience with one. YMMV
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    My Sig P220 Carry shoots softer than my Glock G21SF
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    The only .45 that I have ever shot was a Springfield 1911. I was surprised of how little recoil it had and how accurate I was with it. Therefore, if you want the softest shooting .45 I would look into a full size 1911 or any of the larger sized polymer pistols like the HK45, Springfield XDM 45, Glock 21, S&W M&P45 or a Sig Sauer P220. When it comes to recoil, it is all about physics. The more weight you have, the less the round will kick.

    This will be my first .45 pistol very soon:

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    Cool

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    I've found the recoil on the 1911, XD compact 4", and Glock 36 all more then manageable.

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    Glock 30.
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