March 5th, 2006 07:22 PM
Wolff springs question, semi range report
Took my 226 to the range and gave it an endurance test... 480 rounds fired as fast as I could load the magazines and put the rounds on target. I have 5 magazines, so it was 75 rounds, reload, then 75 more. I used a combination of WWB 115gr FMJ and Rem UMC 115gr JHP. The gun was quite warm by the end
1. The 226 is a tack driver. I've won brigade-level shooting matches with the M9 and I look forward to getting in the groove with this weapon. Much better for me than the M9. Using standard NRA 25m slow-fire pistol targets at 25m, I was able to tear a single great big hole in the black... and I wasn't particularly shooting for accuracy. I changed targets every reload, so I was putting 75 rounds on each target.
2. I fired the first few rounds DA, then about 450 more SA, then finished up DA. The stock 24# DA trigger pull is no problem when you're fresh... but it felt like TEN TONS at the end. I still kept it on the paper, but MAN...
1. Is it worth trading out the springs for a lighter DA pull? I hope to use this gun for IDPA or IPSC in the future as well as for carry.
2. If I were to change out the springs with some from Wolff, how light should I go on a carry gun? Wolff goes down to 16# for the 226
3. How much will this change effect the SA trigger pull?
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
March 6th, 2006 10:30 AM
Unless you have problems controlling, because of the pull weight(trigger spring), stick with the factory weight, or do not go under the next-lowest-from-factory offering. Lowering your trigger spring weight increases the amount of conscious effort to release the trigger for full reset. The SA pull will be different in the take-up, more 1911-ish.
Originally Posted by tanksoldier
While I might lower the trigger spring #age, I would not reduce the hammer spring. I like nice, stout, strikes.
I know other people that are content with the lower weights, just not my personal pref. FWIW.....
March 6th, 2006 11:26 AM
Glad you like yours. Yep they are great shooters. That's why I got 2 of them.
As for springs I can't recommend changing them out as I'm pleased with them as they are and have never switched them out.
March 6th, 2006 11:45 AM
Robb - I too would not really favor major spring mod's - reliability is name of game for me and while I agree over time that DA gets heavier, for most purposes we are shooting relatively fresh. So IDPA etc would not be a prob IMO, same with defensive use.
I love the 226 and reckon once anyone has become practiced it is all straightforward with std set-up.
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