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  1. General 1911 talk
    does anyone know the standard factory recoil spring weight for a magnum research desert eagle 1911G 9mm please? I'm not trying to do anything fancy. My gun has had probably around the 1000 rounds through it now and just wanted to make sure the spring is still in decent shape or weather it might...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    does anyone know the standard factory recoil spring weight for a magnum research desert eagle 1911G 9mm please? I'm not trying to do anything fancy. My gun has had probably around the 1000 rounds through it now and just wanted to make sure the spring is still in decent shape or weather it might...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Hey guys, so I was running my original E series SW1911 today and the more I shot, it would sometimes fail to return to battery. The gun is nearing the 3,000 round mark and I've read various recommendations but most say around 2,000-3,000 is the life span for a standard recoil spring. I believe...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Three Minute Thursday with Clint Smith. In this debut episode Clint speaks with Mark Stone, owner and CEO of Nighthawk Custom, about 1911 Recoil Spring service life.
  5. General 1911 talk
    Can they be disassembled to change the inner spring and then be sucessfully re-assembled? Anyone done it? Replacement springs are reasonably inexpensive, the entire assembly not so much. Both my Kimber Ultra Carry CDPII and Desert Eagle 1911U use these, If it's possible, I'd like to be able...
  6. General 1911 talk
    I have taken apart 1911 pistols since 1964, never have I read such a statement in a firearm manual. Never, ever. The recoil spring stopper is steel, what effect will my pinching it have on disassembly? I've pinched it a time or two and my fingers hurt. Shoot up here amongst us, one of us needs...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Went to swap out the recoil spring in my NHC and pulled out an old Wilson spring caddy kit I had tucked away for government slide length. Pulled the 17#, but noticed the 18 1/2# spring was shorter. I know this is a shot in the dark and shouldn't make that great of a difference in weights(don't...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    After a range trip, field stripped and cleaned the pistol. Upon function check, the slide would hang up to the rear when ridden slowly. When trigger is pressed to rear, no problem. Zero issues prior to this, possible I never noticed thumbing it before hand as well. This is a new to me...
  9. Beginner's Corner
    My family is getting me the Springfield Loaded for Christmas. I'm sure I don't want their 2 piece guide rod. I just got an email for Wilson having a sale. So, I want the standard GI guide rod and plug. (probably bullet proof model). Am I correct in thinking I can use the factory recoil spring? I...
  10. General 1911 talk
    So do these actually serve a real purpose, or is it all marketing hype? Not trying to start a fight, I'm going to be buying a variety soon, and was curious if these are worth considering. Thanks. Dave
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    SOLD! I have 5 brand new in package, commander size recoil springs for sale: Wilson Combat 10C17 Recoil Spring, 4.25" Commander, 17#. Ed Brown 20# Commander Recoil Spring, 920-C Wolff Commander #42220, 20# Xtra Power Wolff Commander #42518, 18# (standard for .45acp, extra Power for...
  12. General 1911 talk
    Is there a way to determine the pound strength of a recoil spring when it is unknown ?
  13. General 1911 talk
    I have a couple of questions here for someone with more knowledge of spring application then I have. Question 1.) if I stretch a spring a little bit can I get a little more weight on the return? We are talking recoil spring? Say I have a 22# Spring. if I stretch it a bit, can I gain a little...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello 1911 Addicts! I recently noticed that on my S80 GCNM that I was having hammer follow/drop to half-cock not every time, but frequently. Some time ago, I put in a 17lb Springco chrome silicon recoil spring as the stock spring seems to be on the light side and I wanted to protect the gun...
  15. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Strange question for you guys and it's a first for me. I was cleaning my TRS and since the pistol is 9 years old I thought I'd swap out the recoil spring with a brand new one that I had for my TRP. My sequence is to pull the slide stop out first to disassemble, so my re-assembly is to place a...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Got this Arsenal AKM style handguard set with Tapco traditional butt stock with AKM grip. Will take Paypal for payment, will ship asap when payment has been received. Please pay the Paypal fee's or send as a gift. Thanks Asking $30.00 for the entire set Also for sale Npap recoil spring...
  17. Beginner's Corner
    On a full size 1911, is the length of the recoil spring plug important? For example, a 1.5" vs a 1.2"?
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I purchased a new recoil spring for my ATI FX M1911 GI Commander, I installed the new spring & upon shooting it, something felt off. The recoil was real snappy, the spring was a 18 lb spring from Fusion Firearms, from the reviews of Fusion's 1911 I thought there well priced products would work...
  19. General 1911 talk
    I'll be shooting exclusively 147 gr rounds through this full size RIA Tactical. I picked it up in trade and wanted to trade out the recoil spring as the original owner has appx 4K rounds through it . I'm looking for some input on the suggested recoil spring weight to run with the 147gr round. I...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So, excuse me if I'm really late coming to this game, but is it true that the Glock recoil spring is the exact same spring WC uses as their flat springs? I read that the G19 spring would fit a Commander size and since WC doesn't offer a Commander flat wire... Anyone confirm?
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