Wolff gunspring question

Wolff gunspring question

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    Question Wolff gunspring question

    I have a Kimber Ultra Carry II that needs a new recoil spring, Wolff gunsprings offers 2 types.
    Factory spec - 18#
    extra power-21#
    I don't shoot light loads in this gun even for practice, will the extra power spring set increase longevity of the springs? I know that wolff springs are better than factory springs, any input? Thanks Rex

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    Truthfully, most "factory" springs already ARE Wolff Springs.
    It's like a best kept secret.
    If your firearm is functioning perfectly with the spring weight you're using now then I would stay with the same spring weight unless your brass is being kicked out into the Ionosphere then you might want to move up in spring weight.
    Remember that changing your recoil spring power (in either direction) affects your timing and your force of feed so if it ain't broke don't fix it. Unless you just want to experiment then buy both weights and play....but, for carry I would stay with the same spring weight that is already working perfectly for you. Just my opinion.
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    Last Oct I got extra power mag springs for my Glock 21, and have not been happy with the performance. The rest of Wolff springs I have used performed well.

    I am comparing apples, and oranges as far as makes of guns. Just thought I would throw it out.
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    I have a Kimber and use Wolf springs. I would recommend the 21, not because of longevity but because of reliability. It has been my experience that the stronger spring reduces mischambers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I have a Kimber Ultra Carry II that needs a new recoil spring, Wolff gunsprings offers 2 types.
    Factory spec - 18#
    extra power-21#
    I don't shoot light loads in this gun even for practice, will the extra power spring set increase longevity of the springs? I know that wolff springs are better than factory springs, any input? Thanks Rex
    Unless you shoot hot ammo (to which there is no point in .45acp), you're better off sticking to spec. A too heavy spring will not increase longevity and will likely cause cycling problems with standard pressure loads.
    I feel your pain. The compact 1911s go through recoil springs like water. It's best to order 10 packs when you order. A rule of thumb is about 1000 rds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Truthfully, most "factory" springs already ARE Wolff Springs.
    It's like a best kept secret.
    If your firearm is functioning perfectly with the spring weight you're using now then I would stay with the same spring weight unless your brass is being kicked out into the Ionosphere then you might want to move up in spring weight.
    Remember that changing your recoil spring power (in either direction) affects your timing and your force of feed so if it ain't broke don't fix it. Unless you just want to experiment then buy both weights and play....but, for carry I would stay with the same spring weight that is already working perfectly for you. Just my opinion.
    If it ain't broke don't fix it...especially with a carry gun.

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    An Extra Power recoil spring and chambering.

    If everything is OK with the pistol then using a stronger recoil spring will (of course) chamber a round more forcefully.

    If the pistol has a tendency to jam with the standard weight spring then adding a higher power recoil spring will often just jam it with a harder failure to feed.
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