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    Spring kit 1911?

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    I bought new brownells spring kit for my Spring field 1911a1 at local gunshop hadnt changed springs since I bought gun so wanted to zero time it. im shooting 230 gr ball for practice and defense load is speer hollow points 200 gr +P . The kit i got was brownells 969-424-013 13lb kit . it says reduced power on it which I didnt see untill I got home but what im asking will this be ok? for my application.
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    That is too light of a recoil spring weight for what you are shooting.
    13# will very likely throw your pistol timing off as your slide will move too fast and too hard especially with that Speer+P.

    The standard factory spring weight for a 1911 is
    16 pounds.

    14 pounds in 38 Super, 9mm Luger, 38 Special Midrange

    19 pounds in 40 S&W.

    Factory Officers model .45acp ~ 22 lbs

    Factory Commander ~ 18 lbs

    From Midway USA (so that I don't need to type it myself.)

    In general, heavy loads need heavy springs and lighter loads need lighter springs. There is no hard and fast rule as to how much "Spring" a pistol needs. Too light a spring and the pistol opens and closes early and hard, increasing the felt recoil and battering the frame. Too heavy a spring and the slide is hard to open and may not cycle completely, jamming the pistol.

    Shooters who are using +P ammunition or self defense ammunition will likely need heavier recoil springs.

    Shooters who are using target ammunition may be able to use lighter recoil springs.

    Suggestion: Buy this one from Falcon Arms. It's $8.00

    GO HERE.~~~> http://www.falconarms.com/xcart/prod...&cat=26&page=1

    Since the Falcon Arms 16.5 Variable Chrome Silicon maintains the same spring weight for an incredibly long number of cycles - I use it for +P also with no battering.

    Falcon Arms provides new production chrome silicon, 16.5# variable, high performance recoil spring kit made to fit the Colt 1911 45 Government model and its variations.
    This includes the Colt Gov., Colt Gold Cup, Combat Elite, Para Ordinance P-14/16, Kimber Full Size, Springfield Armory full size models. The main recoil spring is made from Chrome Silicon.
    This also comes with a high performance firing pin spring.
    It is strongly suggested that you replace the firing pin spring when changing this out.

    The recoil spring is a variable load spring.
    In plain language, a variable load spring enables you to shoot both moderately lighter loads as well as regular factory loads with out having to change springs out.
    The standard factory spring is 16lb in a full size government model.

    Chrome silicon spring material is very shock resistant and is rated at twice the number of cycles over an ordinary spring.

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    Thanks QK
    Called local store and they carry correct springs hadnt opened these so he will let me trade ..Thanks
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    You might also want to install a Shok-Buff.
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    Yes, 13 lbs is lite, 16 to 18 is about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    You might also want to install a Shok-Buff.
    OK for a range gun that gets a lot of use, but not a good idea for a carry pistol.


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    Ok thanks guys also wanted to take it down to local gunsmith to have Novac style night sights installed but dont know what to expect for resonable price I dont want to insult him but dont want to be had either. He quoted 200 for this job including sights any thoughts or anyone else had it done?
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    For Tritium Novak + Installation. That's fair.
    Most charge $250. ~ $275.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomEgun View Post
    Ok thanks guys also wanted to take it down to local gunsmith to have Novac style night sights installed but dont know what to expect for resonable price I dont want to insult him but dont want to be had either. He quoted 200 for this job including sights any thoughts or anyone else had it done?

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