I've been happily & successfully practicing/carrying .45 ACP Fiocchi 230gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo with my 5" Springfield Loaded for awhile. Not a single problem so I have a stash that should last awhile.
However, I have recently acquired a Smith & Wesson 1911ES Scandium Alloy frame that is a pleasure to carry and, with the 230 gr. round, has a tad more 'kick' and muzzle flip than with the all-steel 5" 1911.
I tried & compared a box of 45 ACP Fiocchi 200gr Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo from both guns & found the latter seems to handle easier than the full-house 230gr load in the lighter pistol.
Anyone see any reason why a lighter load in the smaller gun would be an issue for a self defense round?