Recoil spring questions for Tool-less guiderod for TRP

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Jerry Cherry Pie, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Jerry Cherry Pie

    Jerry Cherry Pie New Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    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 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
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
  2. Ethank

    Ethank Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    16 is the factory spring for a TRP

  3. 12VMan

    12VMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    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.
  4. Yellowsupersport

    Yellowsupersport Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    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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  5. GhostRecon21

    GhostRecon21 Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    He has the bushingless bull barrel model. So that setup won’t work.

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  6. Sniper 217

    Sniper 217 Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I have a Dawson toolless guidrod I’d sell. I found 15lb progressive or 16lb Wolfe springs to work well for me.
  7. r.masa

    r.masa Member

    Nov 22, 2018
    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.
  8. Jerry Cherry Pie

    Jerry Cherry Pie New Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    Sorry I already ordered one. I've been eyeing this thing for almost 2 years and got tired of procrastinating.
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