Recoil Spring Question

Discussion in 'Wilson Combat' started by azguy1911, Feb 18, 2019.

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  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I was thinking of picking up an extra chrome silicon recoil spring (or two) for my Dad's 5" CQB in 9mm, several questions.

    Per the WC site it says for an 11lb spring

    Recommended Use: Full-Size 5" 9mm or .38 Super shooting target ammunition with a power factor of 125,000 to 135,000 (Velocity x Bullet Weight = Power Factor).

    Which for American Eagle 124 grain would be 1,120 x 124 = 138,880

    Average Service Life: 20,000 Rounds

    NOTE: This is the standard recoil spring we install in our full-size 9mm pistols.

    For the #12.5 it reads

    Recommended Use: Full-Size 5" 9mm or .38 Super shooting full charge target or self-defense ammunition or .45 ACP shooting target ammunition with a power factor of 130,000 to 150,000 (Velocity x Bullet Weight = Power Factor)

    Average Service Life: 20,000 Rounds

    NOTE: This is the standard recoil spring we install in our full-size .38 Super pistols.

    My main question is.... if this is really the spring that comes in the gun it is really good for 20,000 rounds ?

    And, should I buy a #11 and #12.5 in case he starts shooting more self-defense loads? He currently is just a range shooter and doesn't carry but will soon keep the gun at the ready at home (which he currently doesn't).

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  2. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    So much depends on just how the gun was built,
    that there is no
    'real'
    answer.
     
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  3. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Well, let me simplify it. The gun shoots amazingly well, perfect as a matter of fact.

    Are these springs WC uses really good for 15,000-20,000 rounds?

    If so I'll get back to things more important cause I'll own the gun before my dad puts that many round through it. He has about 1,500 down the pipe since April of last year.
     
  4. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Just get their flat wire spring kit and run that. The replacement spring is a ISMI spring that's the same spring as a Glock spring.
     
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I've thought about going flat wire, maybe that's the ticket. I hear they are good for 50,000 rounds.
     
  6. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Yup, I have the full size kit on one of my gun. Remember to get the spring guide to fit the smaller ID of the spring.
     
  7. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Ah, that's why they sell a "kit" and not just the flatwire spring. I was thinking "what do I need another recoil spring guide for" THANKS !!

    :)
     

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