.40s&w vs. .45acp

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ffej, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. ffej

    ffej New Member

    I'd like to hear some feedback from those who know...
    I have a .40s&w in 4" Taurus 24/7 Pro (great gun! =D> ) and a 3 1/4" Millenium Pro in .40s&w (very snappy) and a couple of 1911's .45 acp. I have never fired a .45 acp in a polymer gun. How does the recoil (perceived or otherwise) of the .45 acp in polymer compare to the .40s&w in polymer? Does the lower pressure of the .45 acp result in a similar recoil to the .40s&w? Or is it "heavier bullet, bigger recoil"?
    I much prefer shooting the 1911 - I like the fit and weight of the 1911 design, but I'm thinking about going polymer .45 acp for certain carry situations.
    Thanks for helping.
  2. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

    I own a G21 and I don't think the recoil is that much worse than my 9MM Ruger P95 (I don't own a .40).

    The 9MM is a little snappier but I could shoot it all day. The 45 will wear me out though and it tends to creep up on me.