What is the standard recoil spring for a 1911?

45 ACP. On most Government (5″) size guns, we suggest you use a 17# to 18.5# spring for standard factory ammunition (2,000 rounds). If you plan on having an extended shooting session using hot or +P ammo, then opt for the 20# spring.

What will a heavier recoil spring do?

A recoil spring is a way to reduce slide velocity, but going to a heavy spring causes the slide to slam forward with too much force. All that is needed is enough force to strip a round from the mag and seat it in the chamber. On a 1911 the heavy spring causes cracks in the frame around the slide stop hole.

What does a 1911 recoil spring do?

The recoil spring has to store enough energy, to accelerate the slide forward, to drive a cartridge out of the magazine feed lips, up the ramp into the chamber, and force the barrel into the locked position.

Should I oil recoil spring?

Don’t oil it. It won’t harm anything to lightly oil it though.

How long does a 1911 recoil spring last?

Sometimes it’s easy to tell when the recoil spring needs to be replaced. Both recoil springs are Kimber 1911 factory springs for a full size (5″). The shorter (bottom) spring has somewhere around 12,000 to 13,000 rounds on it. The top spring is the new replacement.

What does a full length guide rod do for a 1911?

The One Piece Full-Length Guide Rod will make your 1911 operate and cycle smoother. The One Piece Full Length Guide Rod replaces your stock recoil spring guide without pistol modification. Assembly and disassembly are the same as with stock components (however a bushing wrench is required).

What is the best recoil spring weight for a Glock 17?

Current production factory Glock springs are 16 pounds. Early, non-captive versions of the 17 and 17L have recoil springs of 19 pounds.

When should I replace my recoil spring 1911?

FWIW, Ed Brown’s Owner’s Manual says to replace the recoil spring every 3000 rounds.

Are 1911 pistols difficult to maintain?

The more complex the system, the harder it will be to maintain. The 1911 earned its place as a prominent, long-time service pistol for militaries and law enforcement around the world, thanks not only to good firepower but also to its intuitive, easy-to-maintain design.

Do you oil gun in spring?

It depends on the pistol and how it runs. Most of my semi autos run smooth and only require the occasional cleaning after heavy use. For some of my . 40’s I put a little bit of Remington lube oil on the spring since there is extra stress.

Do you lubricate gun spring?

Recoil spring and pin DO need a bit of lube. I usually put some oil on my finger and run the spring and pin through my fingers. Seems to apply just enough to lubricate the parts but not leave so much on that it attracts a lot of blowback.

How long does a recoil spring last?

A recoil spring will last between 2,000 and 10,000 rounds of shooting, but as a general rule of thumb, it depends on which gun we’re talking about. If it’s a concealed carry gun, one you’d depend on for your life, changing the spring out at regular intervals to ensure functionality is necessary.

How big is the recoil spring for a 1911?

Wilson Combat 1911 5″ Full Size Recoil Spring, 20lb. Wilson Combat 1911 Full Size Recoil Spring, 18lb. Wilson Combat 1911 Full Size Recoil Spring, Chrome Silicon 15lb. Wilson Combat 1911 Full Size Recoil Spring, 13lb.

What kind of spring does a Colt Pistol use?

Each Wolff recoil spring for Colt pistols includes an extra power firing pin spring. Recoil Calibration Paks are available offering a range of spring weights to tune your pistols recoil function.

Why do you need a recoil calibration Pak?

Recoil calibration paks are offered to allow the shooter a choice of recoil springs to calibrate the recoil function when the correct spring rating is not known. These paks offer a savings of 20% over the same purchase of individual springs.

How many recoil springs are in a Pak?

This pak contains 1 each of 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15 Lb. reduced power conventional recoil springs and 3 extra power firing pin springs. This pak contains 1 each of 16 Lb. factory standard spring and 1 each of 18.5, 20, 22, & 24 Lb extra power conventional recoil springs. 3 extra power firing pin springs included.

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