1911 Commander vs. Gov't in recoil?


PDA






azhunter122
April 26, 2009, 06:45 PM
I have an alluminum commander 1911 and was wandering if there is really that much of a difference in recoil or anything for that matter between the pistols. I mean they pack the same firepower and the whole grip and lower of the gun in the exact same thing.

If you enjoyed reading about "1911 Commander vs. Gov't in recoil?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Jason_G
April 26, 2009, 06:53 PM
Not a whole lot of difference between a steel framed commander and a steel framed government, but I haven't really messed with aluminum framed commanders. Comparing an Al framed commander to a steel framed government might be different.

Jason

hank327
April 26, 2009, 07:06 PM
A steel framed 5" Government Model is noticeably softer shooting than a Lightweight Commander.

rklessdriver
April 26, 2009, 07:16 PM
A steel framed 5" Government Model is noticeably softer shooting than a Lightweight Commander.

This has been my experience as well.
Will

mljdeckard
April 26, 2009, 07:18 PM
Right. It's the weight that is the biggest single factor here. It's also why I avoid aluminum guns in the first place.

GoodKat
April 27, 2009, 01:30 AM
This thread is about commander vs government, not steel vs aluminum.

Oro
April 27, 2009, 01:53 AM
This thread is about commander vs government, not steel vs aluminum.

The thread is indeed about recoil in alloy vs. steel Colts, with an added variable of length. See the OP. I believe the comments so far were well in line with trying to help explicate the OP's question, and it's not necessary to upbraid the other people posting and trying to help.

sarduy
April 27, 2009, 03:17 AM
The thread is indeed about recoil in alloy vs. steel Colts, with an added variable of length. See the OP. I believe the comments so far were well in line with trying to help explicate the OP's question, and it's not necessary to upbraid the other people posting and trying to help.



+1 amen!

loop
April 27, 2009, 03:51 AM
I used to have a pair of them. A steel frame and alloy frame in Commander size. I mostly shot the steel one to minimize wear on the alloy frame, but I never really noticed any difference in recoil.

When I had those two particular guns I also had a Gold Cup I shot a lot. It had a different feel, but recoil wasn't an issue with it either.

I think proper technique negates a lot of recoil issues. After all, the .45ACP is not a very high-powered gun.

I will add this, I have a 20 oz. .45 with a poly frame that is not a lot of fun to shoot. It's a little bit sharp under recoil, but it isn't near as uncomfortable as my poly-framed Kahr in .40S&W. But, my wife shoots the Kahr almost exclusively. She's only about 5-feet-4, but she prefers it to everything else I own and doesn't mind the recoil one bit.

skeeter_08
April 27, 2009, 01:14 PM
"I think proper technique negates a lot of recoil issues."

And that's the fact! - skeeter_08

10-Ring
April 27, 2009, 01:19 PM
Perceived recoil from the aluminum commander is probably a bit more than a steel gov't model -- but still not bad

cactusgeorge
April 27, 2009, 06:37 PM
I own and shoot both government and commander sized 1911's in both steel and aluminum framed models. I do not perceive a whole lot of difference in the real or imagined recoil of any of them. Skeeter 08 mentioned " proper techniques" as a factor and am very inclined to believe that he is referencing Proper Grip here. It matters not what model or type in that model you are shooting.....if your grip is all "dorked up" ... the realized recoil in each will become quite evident to the shooter. However, with an aggressive, firm two-handed grip..say a Weaver, a perceptible difference in recoil should be very hard to pick up on. Proper grip plays a significant part in shooting a major caliber firearm...like .45ACP.

model of 1905
April 27, 2009, 11:49 PM
Grip your 45 just like the Marines cut their hair. High and Tight.

GoodKat
April 28, 2009, 03:28 AM
The thread is indeed about recoil in alloy vs. steel Colts, with an added variable of length. See the OP. I believe the comments so far were well in line with trying to help explicate the OP's question, and it's not necessary to upbraid the other people posting and trying to help.
The OP states that he has an aluminum framed commander, but never mentions steel, he even says "the whole grip and lower of the gun in the exact same thing." I would think that "exact same thing" would imply identical materials. I'm just trying to help everyone else help him.

If you enjoyed reading about "1911 Commander vs. Gov't in recoil?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!