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I have a fully loaded TRP, with bull barrel, full rail, the works. It's perfect except 1 thing, the stock guide rod. It is such a pain to take the guiderod out. I see Dawson Precision sells some tool-less guide rods, and they only recommend it working with the wolff springs on their site. But there's a lot of options to choose from, from 7 lb all the way to 18.5 lb. What does the pounds affect? What's stock, and do you have any recommendations?

Here's the page with the chart.
ht tps://dawson precision.co m/re coil-firing-pin-springs-1911-government-size-by-wolff/

I can't post the link, something about anti spam. Is it because I have new account? You'll have to take the spaces out

And dang, just realized I posted this in new corner instead of Gear section. Noob mistake
 

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I have a GI-style guide from Wilson and a standard plug with a 16# Wolff spring in my TRP and they seem to work just fine.
 

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I have the Dawson Precision tool-less guide rod in my TRP Operator (half rail, not the full rail). I’m using the stock Springfield spring that came with the weapon, about 4k flawless rounds down the pipe.

The note about using Wolff springs and not ISMI wasn’t there when I bought it 3 years ago...


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Lots of variables here, but to answer the question it affects the cycling of the slide.
If you reload, you will be able to match/tune the cycling of the slide by selecting a particular recoils spring (not as simple as it sounds). Why would you want to do this; its because each barrel has a preference to a certain projectile, once you find that projectile, you can work up a load and OAL for that particular barrel projectile match. Then you can tune the slide cycle by matching a spring to get that best possible shooting experience for that pistol. This would only work if you reload, if you shoot factory ammo (still possible to match if you shoot the same ammo all the time), or using as an EDC or self defense, then you would probably forgo the shooting experience for reliability.
 
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