Correct recoil spring

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  1. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    Hi,
    I have recently obtained a Ruger sr1911 in 10mm. I want to try a heavier recoil spring, but I'm not sure what type of spring to use. It has a captured spring assembly.
    Would this take a regular government spring?
    Thanks!

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  2. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    cotact ruger for guidance
     
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  3. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Wolff springs can probably help you with info. Why do you want to use a heavier spring?
     
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  4. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Ruger should be your first call, for the correct spring weight. Wolff Springs sells recoil spings w/ a firing pin spring (together in the spring bag). Order several recoil springs of the recommended weight (stash a couple), and replace both springs at the same time .
     
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  5. rhjeepdriver

    rhjeepdriver Survivor

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    Nov 12, 2018
    I'm also curious, why a heavier spring?
     
  6. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Does it have a barrel bushing or not? You will need to order the correct guide rod and recoil spring plug to put the new spring in.

    I remember reading that 5” 10mm will run with 20-24lb spring.
     
  7. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    I want a heavier spring because it comes with a 19ish lb spring. Heavy 10mm loads will probably want a 22-24 lb spring.

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  8. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    No barrel bushing. Coned barrel

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  9. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018

    I am a 10mm full power guy--do not forget the mainspring as well. Many do and it is a big mistake to do so. The springs work as a system.
     
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  10. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    What do you suggest for a mainspring?

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  11. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    This ^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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  12. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Have no idea what the Ruger is or does never fired one. As others have suggested I would contact them and ask them in Writing listing the ammunition you want to use mentioning that it is full power and ask the question. The Ruger is a 1911 however, not being familiar with them or if Ruger has done something different internally do not fell comfortable telling you something that may damage your pistol.
     
  13. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2018
    On my Ruger 10MM I use a 24lb flat wire spring with a 25lb main spring. Still throws brass a mile, but pretty consistent now. I would probably go 25lbs with a conventional spring.
     
  14. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    Are you using a government length spring? Thanks!

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  15. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2018
    Yeah, 5" government length springs
     
  16. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    The answer! Thank you.

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  17. Steve in Allentown

    Steve in Allentown Well-Known Member

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    Jan 19, 2013
    One other thing you can do that doesn't require major sugery is to fit a flat bottom firing pin stop to the pistol. I use EGW stops but Harrison and Wilson also offer them. In your case I recommend the Harrison.

    This part lowers the initial contact point between the hammer and the firing pin stop as the slide moves rearward. This robs energy from the slide thus slowing its rearward velocity. Used in conjunction with a 25lb mainspring (hammer spring) and a heavier than standard recoil spring the slide will be slowed as much as is possible in a 1911.

    Unfortunately, with full house 10mm loads you'll never get a 1911 to drop the empty cases at your feet, as others have already noted.

    Fitting a new barrel so that the hood is in light contact with the slide when in battery will also help slow the slide but now we're talking real money and time.
     
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  18. rain164845

    rain164845 New Member

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    Aug 13, 2013
    Does anyone know of stronger magazine springs for 10mm? I haven't had problems, but want to try them regardless. Wolff offers them for everything except 10mm.
    Thanks!

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  19. Steve in Allentown

    Steve in Allentown Well-Known Member

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  20. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 22, 2019
    Curious, why would you want to use a different rated spring(s) than what the manufacturer of your firearm recommends? I would think each gun manufacturer has taken in to account the various calibers/ammo to be used and has included the appropriate spring(s) for each gun.
    Just sayin'!
     

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