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Offline Andy

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Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« on: October 21, 2012, 08:29:24 PM »
I've seen a few photos like this and was encouraged to replace my spring. I'm glad I did! I plan to keep a small notebook and pen in my range box to track round counts, ammo performance, issues, etc.

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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 08:56:41 PM »
Excellent information.

When in doubt, change it. It is cheap insurance!

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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 01:15:03 PM »
I've had that much spring set after one or two mags on a brand new spring.

I was quite surprised at the time.
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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »
200 rounds.

The spring compressed 3/16"

The new spring also made it a lot harder to get the RSA seated in the slide.


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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 01:35:09 PM »
Good info and pics.
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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 07:32:21 PM »
Generally after one range trip, even with only a few mags fired, there will be shortening...in my experience that has not overtly affected function.  The 100-200 round recommendation (depending on source) is certainly reasonable but some here have fired more rounds on one spring without issue.  I tend to keep a new spring in the pistol for carry, but change out to an older spring for range work (always one with fewer than 100 rounds through it).  Works for me at least.
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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:03:23 PM »
Great thought; For no particular reason I think that I would like to refine that recommendation and fire one or two magazines through a new spring prior to carry. Guns always seem to work better after exercised a bit.

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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 10:20:47 PM »
Good thought also Tracker...I guess I just trust Wolf springs to be what they are supposed to be.  In the end, we should do what makes us comfortable and confident with a process that, although we hope it will never be needed, could at some time become a life or death issue.  Be smart, be prepared, be aware, be safe!
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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 10:37:10 PM »

Agreed on the reliability of Wolff springs; my rule of thumb is to test fire before carry after any configuration change.

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Re: Recoil Springs: Before & After Photo
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 05:49:56 AM »
I guess buying a good supply of back-up springs at the start, would be a good idea.

 After all,  they're not that expensive.

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