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Old 05-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Maxmack Maxmack is offline
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Replace recoil spring




I need to replace recoil spring in my full size nitron what would be best 12,15 or 18 lb spring. How would the different spring affect the performance of my gun.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:10 PM
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the factory wt is 16#
lighter spring for lighter loads likeSWC for bulleye shooting
18# for +P loads

some folks run 18# springs regardless - I think that is risky in the long term. The stronger the spring the faster the slide returns to battery - can cause unnecessary wear.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:01 PM
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Is it just due for replacement?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:37 AM
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I tried an 18.5lb spring in a lightweight framed 1911 pattern pistol and didn't like it...went back to the standard 16lb spring for a full sized 1911 pattern pistol and 230GR standard velocity ammunition (I use mostly Speer Gold Dot for carry and anyone's 230GR FMJ for practice)...

I found great success with any of my 1911 pattern pistols and ISMI brand 16lb recoil springs...(Kimber, SiGARMS, 3 Colts, Springfield and a Taurus...)

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