Not new to handguns but new to the 1911 platform/sickness. I also recently obtained my CHL. (After only 8 months processing too.) Anyhoo, I like the idea of a carry version of a 1911 but have some questions on the practical side. Im a big guy (6'2" 275lbs.) so i have no problem handleing a full size 1911. But am wondering how much more felt recoil to expect from an aluminum frame 3 inch. I'm currently looking at Colt's New Agent. Open the thread to experiance and recommendations.