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New to forum, but I have questions!!

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Hey there everyone,

I'm the proud new owner of a Super Carry Ultra +. I have a few questions for those in the know..This is my first .45, owned or fired. I've fired many different 9mm and .40/.357 sig pistols, but never a .45 prior to my 1911.

My first thought is it is snappy to say the least. I expected more snap from my 1911 as compared to my FNH FNS-40. Would you say my 1911 has more or less recoil compared to other .45 pistols? I am waiting on a FNX-45 tactical, and I was curious what I should expect when firing these two very different pistols.

I also suffered from the same loose grips as many other owners who have recently posted. I used blue Loctite, so I will see how it goes the next time I go to the range.

I am open to any and all advice anyone may have to a brand new 1911 owner. Obviously it is very different from my striker fire polymer .40, so I surely could use some words of wisdom. Thanks in advance, everyone!
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I agree with Chuck. The mass of the gun changes the felt recoil. Having 40 and 45 1911s of the same size; and having to carry 9 and 40 Glocks of the same size, the 40 is as you say snappy.

I think the 45 is more stout push or shove compared to a quick thrust or punch of the 40.

The snap you get is also due to the short and light slide of the 3 inch gun traveling so quickly to the rear. Little guns are more violent. On you and themselves in terms of parts wear and shorter maintenance intervals.
Use red Loctite for the bushings/escutcheons into the frame. Let cure. Use blue Loctite on the screws. Been doing it for years on guns that I don't want staked. And I don't want to stake alloy frames. Just my opinion.
No you didn't ruin it. Blue is softer than red. Red requires some heat to losses for removal. So the bushing would stay put when you remove the screw in the future.

Staking is the moving of metal over or into metal by using a punch. The original 1911s made by colt staked them in with a special three bladed tool. I think three. Would have to look. Haven't used mine in years. Modern adhesives make it easier. Staking in alloy frames harms threads in the frame should the bushings need to be removed. There is also a special bit to remove them to prevent harm. Installation and removal with a common screwdriver can break them.
Yes. Clean surfaces with rubbing alcohol first.
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