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Old 02-16-2011, 07:22 PM
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Flatwire Recoil Spring




Why is the flatwire recoil spring so much better? I don't think I've ever seen one.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:42 PM
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Why is the flatwire recoil spring so much better? I don't think I've ever seen one.
Ever see a Glock?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:57 PM
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Ever see a Glock?
Please don't tell me you are warming up to Glocks!! Yes, I had one many years ago (Glock 22). Never liked it and was glad to trade it off. Now I kinda remember the spring -- didn't know they were better.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:01 PM
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Please don't tell me you are warming up to Glocks!! Yes, I had one many years ago (Glock 22). Never liked it and was glad to trade it off. Now I kinda remember the spring -- didn't know they were better.
Flatwire springs have more coil count=so they last longer, especially in shorter guns where there is less room for springs.

FYI, the first flatwire 1911 spring was before Glocks, Jim Boland used them in the 1980's
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:06 PM
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Jim Boland used a square cross section wire in his recoil springs.
I asked him about them at SHOT in the early '90s when he was pretty well retired. He said he had six left that he was keeping for his own guns.

But John C. Garand designed a speedlock spring for the 1903 Springfield that used wire drawn with a keystone cross section so it would come out square when wound into a coil mainspring. It put the maximum spring steel in the space available.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:01 PM
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Jim Boland used a square cross section wire in his recoil springs.
I asked him about them at SHOT in the early '90s when he was pretty well retired. He said he had six left that he was keeping for his own guns.

But John C. Garand designed a speedlock spring for the 1903 Springfield that used wire drawn with a keystone cross section so it would come out square when wound into a coil mainspring. It put the maximum spring steel in the space available.
Yes, I have a few of the "square" springs (Which are really just "less flat")..what is odd about them is that if you install them backwards your gun won't work..ooopps..

The Flat wire springs work great...they last a LONG time..typical compact springs, especially in .45 caliber do not.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:29 PM
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WCR- for a 10mm what weight flat wire spring would you recommend? What make?
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:23 AM
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WCR- for a 10mm what weight flat wire spring would you recommend? What make?
ISMI 20-22#
You will need a different guide rod, FYI..we dont have them for 5" guns at this time
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:44 AM
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:31 AM
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Flat Spring Kit Mod Cost / Availability?

Apologies if my question has already been answered in the forum, but has Wilson settled on a price for modifying a Compact/Professional for the flat spring set up?
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:19 PM
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So is there any guess to just how much longer these springs will last?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:36 PM
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So is there any guess to just how much longer these springs will last?
5-10X than coil springs according to the manufacturer
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