I am plan buying a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II and am inclining toward getting it in 9mm because of my concern about the recoil in 45ACP resulting from the short barrel and light frame. I like to practice with what I carry and don't want my practice sessions to be unpleasant because of the recoil. Do you 1911 fans think, therefore, that I might be better off getting a CDP Compact? Will it have much less recoil because of the 4 inch barrel? There should not be much difference in concealability, correct?
Thanks much for your help on this. I would really like to avoid making what would be a very expensive mistake.