Glock Recoil Spring Change..How Often?

Glock Recoil Spring Change..How Often?

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    Glock Recoil Spring Change..How Often?

    I should probably start logging my rounds at the range.

    At any rate..

    How many rounds before a spring change out?

    My G 27 Gen 4 began having FTF issues a few weeks ago.
    I purchased the stainless steel replacement and everything is as it should be again.
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    I'm interested in seeing the responses. So far, I've yet to have to but I also don't know exactly how many rounds I've put through each of them. I should probably start keeping track of the round count on all of my weapons, too...
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    It came as quite a surprise at the range several weeks ago when I decided to fire off the mag I carry with my defensive ammo and had a FTF. Yikes!
    I think the problem manifested itself due to the additional blow back of the defensive ammo....Glad I caught it at the range and NOT when or if I really needed the gun to go boom.
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    Glock says to change the spring every 5,000 rounds. It's pretty easy for me to keep up with since I purchase 5,000 primers at a time for my reloads.

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    I guess they are cheap enough that maybe you should keep a spare on hand just in case.
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    ShooterGramps keeps a supply of Glock parts on hand. Sometimes he changes things "just because" and sometimes because there is actually a problem. But, yes the parts are mostly not expensive and quite a few are interchangeable between G models.

    It is very upsetting when you have a problem with a Glock, but they do happen. Best to be prepared to fix it if you can.
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    Recommended is every 5K rounds. If you want to test your existing spring, take the unloaded firearm, danger-check it to be sure it's not loaded, then with no mag in the gun, pull the slide back about an inch out of battery and gently let go of the slide. If the slide returns to battery, the spring is most likely fine. If it does not return fully to battery, it's time to replace it.
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    I have a full supply of AR parts, but really need to work on getting some for my glocks, as well. Before obama, I didnt care about having spare parts for my weapons on hand.

    Id have just taken them in for repair. Today, I think we all better have some repair parts on hand.

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    Replacing the recoil springs at 5,000 rds is good practice (and reccomended by Glock) but... I have seen several 2nd gen Glocks go at least 10,000 rds with no problems. BTW, springs are less than $5 and cheap insurance IMHO.
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    I've always heard every 5K if it needs it or not. I have 2 extra springs on hand just in case. Always better to be prepared.

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    Better safe than sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatrix View Post
    I've always heard every 5K if it needs it or not. I have 2 extra springs on hand just in case. Always better to be prepared.

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    Better safe than sorry. High recoil rounds will wear out springs the quickest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatrix View Post
    I've always heard every 5K if it needs it or not. I have 2 extra springs on hand just in case. Always better to be prepared.

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