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EDC X9 which way does recoil spring go?

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Hey guys, just cleaned my new EDC X9 and I’m not sure which way the recoil spring goes. One side is flat and one side spring comes to a point. The manual shows it both ways I think? Please help!


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I have large, thin hands and have always used the small backstrap on mine. I have a large but it never felt comfortable. I think most of us shoot with right thumb on top of the safety but more as part of a “proper“ 1911 grip than as a gas pedal. Although I believe in an extremely firm grip, neither of my thumbs add much at all to it. I also have to change my grip slightly to release the mag on all my 1911’s. Not sure many can do so without a slight change.
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