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Offline AmmoToad

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Main Spring Comparison Pix
« on: July 27, 2010, 09:54:29 PM »
Some of you may have read a couple of my previous range reports were I stated that I was using a spring with now in the 400-500 rd range on it.  I wanted to post a photo of the used spring on the left and the new spring on the right.  The new spring is the one I put back in the gun after each range outing so it has been compressed.  (I put a new spring in for carry, just to be sure)  The old one has not had a single malfunction, not even a hiccup.  Not sure if there is a different lot of springs from the period that my R9 was manufactured and those that are being sold new but as you can see, there is a difference in height.  There is all so a felt, noticeable difference in tension.  On another note, after 80 rounds, the upper right and lower left grip screws were loose.  Someone on here stated that tightening the screws should be a routine part of cleaning the weapon and from my experience, I agree completely with that assessment.  That’s why I always default to the judgment of the more senior members on here as they’ve probably seen it, done it , or heard it from a really reliable source.  Thanks All!  And keep our troops being held as prisoners in your thoughts and prayers.  We must never forget!

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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 10:05:08 PM »
Great info, there, Toad, on the springs and screws.  I definitely agree on the tightening of the screws as being a part of maintenance and certainly can save alot of grief.
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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 10:05:27 PM »
If the ends are closed, then they are newer type spring. The one on the right will become shorter if you put rounds through it. The older springs had open ends.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 10:09:48 PM by FloridaCCW »

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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 10:13:56 PM »

Don't they all shorten with use?

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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 10:36:12 PM »
Just read a previous post about how the spring tension may be protecting the slide rails from damage and that a weak spring could cause damage.  Based on this, I think it’s time to end my curiosity about how much the spring can take before failure and just replace it on a regular basis.  Once again, the more we read the more we learn…..thanks everybody!  
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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 10:39:09 PM »

A good thought, Toad; it is cheap insurance, kind of like changing oil.

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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 01:19:20 AM »
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A good thought, Toad; it is cheap insurance, kind of like changing oil.

Do you need to change oil. :o  ;D

Yes good idea to end the use of the old spring.

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Re: Main Spring Comparison Pix
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 10:43:24 AM »
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Do you need to change oil. :o  ;D

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