Re: 1911 recoil
Over the years my simplistic approach to quite effectively reducing the perceived recoil and subsequent accurate shot timing from full power 1911 .45 ACP loads is to install an internal spring design, recoil reducing guide rod. I have used many different brands of such types of internal spring guide rods over the years and even though many of the products worked as advertised, unfortunately many of those manufacturers are no longer with us. And, some of the recoil reducing rod designs have worked much better and much more reliably than others. One of the nicer more recent recoil reducing guide rod designs is manufactured under the Sprinco brand label. I would heartily recommend the Sprinco brand of recoil reducing guide rod in any pistol configuration for which it is manufactured. (e.g. The S&W pattern pistol units also works quite well.) The Sprinco 1911 unit utilizes a 2 stage spring design with the heaviest final spring compression stage only at the very last of the slide rear movement in the recoil cycle which (1) nicely mitigates perceived recoil, and (2) effectively precludes any sort of frame battering. The Sprinco unit by design enables you to seriously reduce the time required for accurate follow up shots, as well as it reduces hand fatigue during prolonged shooting cycles. If you will Google 'recoil reducing guide rod' you will come up with a myriad of viable hits on such items including the Sprinco one.