While not really experiencing troubles.....

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ORShooter, Jan 30, 2019.

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  1. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I felt that when racking my slide back on my Ruger SR1911 LW CMD, it felt weaker than my others. So, I put in a Wolff factory 18lb recoil spring and a new firing pin spring and, boy I sure could feel the difference now! Maybe that'll lessen up the recoil factor some while shooting!:D
     
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  2. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    My suggestion would be a 16lb recoil and 23lb mainspring if it is a 5" gun. My Baer and my Colt run just fine with that combination. The mainspring is the primary recoil eater
     

  3. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    El Perdido, it's the LW Commander and you sent me the link for the proper spring. Thanks much my friend!:thumbs:
     
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  4. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I use Wolff 18lb recoil and 23lb mainsprings in my Baer Stinger and Colt's Combat Commander. Zero issues
     
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  5. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2018
    In my CCO I have been using an 18 recoil and 19 for the mainspring, but I run a flat FPS to slow it down some too.
     
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  6. samuse

    samuse Well-Known Member

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    Jul 29, 2013
    Stiffer recoil springs make the recoil feel harder.

    That why competition shooters run the lightest springs possible for reliability.
     
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  7. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    When I was a competition shooter, we typically had to run lighter springs in order to get the gun to cycle/reliably function as we were not shooting factory loads.
     
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  8. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I wish WC would hurry up and build a flat wire spring for the Commander model 1911's. I could put one in and forget it. I don't think I'd ever put 40,000 rounds through a handgun!:D
     
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  9. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    You may have answered your question.;)
     
  10. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Not understanding your post. I had no question.:)
     

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