Hi-Power recoil spring

Hi-Power recoil spring

This is a discussion on Hi-Power recoil spring within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a new Hi Power in 40 S&W. The recoil spring is way too heavy. Who offers a lighter recoil spring? Thanks...

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    Hi-Power recoil spring

    I have a new Hi Power in 40 S&W.
    The recoil spring is way too heavy. Who offers a lighter recoil spring?

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    Wolff springs usually offers variable power springs for alot of pistols. My SIG P220R has a factory of 20lbs. I am going to try an 18lb in it soon.

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    Wolff gun springs, are you having problems becuase of the spring being too heavy? IIRC, they had to have a heavier spring in the .40 than the spring in the 9mm

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    Heavier springs usu. run better unless you are using light (handloaded) target loads. Heavy springs also keep the gun from getting beat up from the slide slamming back too hard. Heavy springs may feel different because there is a longer delay between firing and the slide unlocking. This may be better or worse depending on your recoil sensitivity. If you plan on running defensive ammo, I'd stick with the heavy spring. And Wolff makes the best springs.

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    I have a similar issue with my Hi Power 9mm. If I shoot cheap ammo, it will jam a lot. I have assumed that there is more factory ammo out there that is loaded lighter. I have since started reloading my own ammo and have no more problem. But I do wonder about replacing the spring so that lighter loads will work better. Any thoughts?

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    Cat, if you're running a factory spring, I really would not replace it with a lower #. HPs were never made to eat fodder with the pressure curve of the .40 S&W. I'm not saying you absolutely can't do it, but a cracked frame is hard to repair/replace on a genuine Browning...

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