Yep, been there / done that. Takes a few times to get used to it and get over the flinch. It's one reason why I carry a revolver 90% of the time. I figure if I can't stop whatever is about to happen with 5 rounds, an extra 3 (assuming one in the pipe) with a 45 isn't going to make a whole lot of difference.but with my 1911A1 US Army .45, shooting left handed, straight on at a target will sometimes get you a hot "smokestack" coming back toward your face, as will a lot of autos, shot left handed.
It's all about what you're comfortable with. I'm totally comfortable with a DA revolver. I have a great deal of confidence that my revolver is going to go bang not only the first time but the second (3, 4 and 5 if needed) times I pull the trigger.
While it is quite rare with a good firearm and decent ammo, I have still seen a few semi autos stovepipe. In my Ruger P90, I can most likely count on one hand with fingers left over the times it has happened (with well over 10,000 rounds through this gun) but if my life depended on the second shot I wouldn't want that to be the time it happened.
Revolvers actions are a bit more delicate but if well cared for and well set up, in over 35 years being involved in shooting sports, I can't recall any revolver (other than ones with mechanical problems) failing to go bang on the second shot.
Nothing against autos, I own a couple of them but I find myself picking up the DA revolver most of the time.
Let's all just keep up the positive thoughts that none of us will ever have to use one.