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Old 12-29-2018, 04:33 AM
Mountain Walker Mountain Walker is offline
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So if I buy a spanking new Vigil or A2 government would it be a bad thing to put a new Wolff 16# recoil spring in it?
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:31 PM
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Keith, do you use the same firing pin spring in the 45 ACP and 9mm Valors?
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:59 AM
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All Wolff springs

Full sized .45 18.5 lb
Full sized 10mm 20.0 lb
Full sized .40 S&W 16.0 lb
Full sized 9mm 10.0 lb

Commander .45 20.0 lb
Commander 10mm 22.0 lb
Commander 9mm 12.0 lb

These are all standard springs. No variable springs.

Full sized mainsprings 18.5 lb

Bobtail mainsprings 23 lb

Firing pin springs
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All Chrome Silicon Recoil Springs
(all weights are approximate, they can vary slightly)

5" & 6" .45 18.0 lb
5" & 6" 10mm 22.0 lb
5" 40 S&W 18.0 lb
5" 38 Super 12.0 lb
5" 9mm 10.0 lb

4.25" .45 20.0 lb
4.25" 10mm 24.0 lb
4.25" 38 Super 14.0 lb
4.25" 9mm 12.0 lb

4" .45 Flat wire 22.0 lb
4" 9mm Flat wire 13.0 lb

3.5" .45 Flat wire 22.0 lb
3.5" 9mm Flat wire 18.0 lb

These are all standard springs. No variable springs.

Full sized mainsprings 18.0 lb

Officer and bobbed mainsprings 23.0 lb

Firing pin springs
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:59 AM
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We use the same 9mm firing pins in all of our guns.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:05 AM
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Let’s try this once more.

What is the DW Recoil spring weight for the Guardian in 38 Super?

Question been asked a few times but no definitive answer.
Thanks
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:45 AM
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Letís try this once more.

What is the DW Recoil spring weight for the Guardian in 38 Super?

Question been asked a few times but no definitive answer.
Thanks
looks like the winner is - 4.25" 38 Super 14.0 lb

I was chasing down a 10mm which is 24 lb

unless I am reading this wrong then I apologize
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:37 AM
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looks like the winner is - 4.25" 38 Super 14.0 lb

I was chasing down a 10mm which is 24 lb

unless I am reading this wrong then I apologize
Well, thanks.

Not to nit pick, but what is your source info?

Iím running an 18# BHSS spring in mine, so if Iím over springing it, I want to know.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:27 PM
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Well, thanks.

Not to nit pick, but what is your source info?

Iím running an 18# BHSS spring in mine, so if Iím over springing it, I want to know.

Post #78 in this thread...

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:19 AM
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Post #78 in this thread...

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Yeah, I got that too. Those are Cr Si Springs. What weight spring does DW install? Same, same?
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:06 AM
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Great thread.

Thanks for positing this and keeping it updated.

I'm starting to accumulate a few DW 1911 pistolas and it was nice having soon to be asked questions answered.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:54 PM
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Are the spring weights for the Guardian .45, 23lb for the mainspring and 18lb for the recoil spring?

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Old 03-05-2020, 10:51 AM
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OK,, I have read thru all 4 pages of this sticky, and am left with a question.
Their are dozens, (if not scores,) of posts that are scattered about in many different sub-forums, in which the posters have stated that the "standard" spring set-up for a full size 5in. 1911, (not bobbed,) shooting 230 ball, should be a 16lb. recoil and a 23lb. main.
Those weights are also established on Wolff's website,, so, why does DW specify using an 18lb. recoil and an 18lb. main??
What makes the DW different, that it should use different weights??
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:46 AM
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OK,, I have read thru all 4 pages of this sticky, and am left with a question.
Their are dozens, (if not scores,) of posts that are scattered about in many different sub-forums, in which the posters have stated that the "standard" spring set-up for a full size 5in. 1911, (not bobbed,) shooting 230 ball, should be a 16lb. recoil and a 23lb. main.
Those weights are also established on Wolff's website,, so, why does DW specify using an 18lb. recoil and an 18lb. main??
What makes the DW different, that it should use different weights??
Many makers use different weights. For example, Wilson uses an 18 lb recoil and a 21 lb main. I think the lighter main improves the trigger.
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:51 AM
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Just received my 2020 VBob, and its recoil spring does not look like the Wolff 20# spring. It looks like the ISMI Chrome Silicon Commander one and has more coils than the Wolf one. I wonder what round count it is good for...
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:44 PM
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Don't know what springs are in my "new to me" 2013 Specialist.
Did notice +P ammo felt like it was abusing the gun.

Just bought Wolff 16 and 18.5 recoil and 19 and 23 main springs.

Keiths postings say 18.5 and 19. I'll start there.

Also bought some Wilson Shok Buffs.
They may help with the +P loads, if not I wasted $10.

Interesting to read comment 19 main will reduce trigger pull.

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