Actually, its not the recoil spring at all. The slide will go onto the frame up to the point to where the trigger bar is touching the firing pin safety. It wont go past that point. So, yes, technically the slide is on the frame, but it is not locked onto the frame. In other words, you cant retract the slide any further. And the slide will push right off the frame sliding forward without having to depress the slide lock lever.
It will only go into complete battery when I use a small wooden dowel or a small diameter phillips screwdriver and depress the firing pin safety. Then, the resistance stops and it locks onto the frame.
If the recoil spring had anything to do with it, why would depressing the firing pin safety allow it to slide onto the frame completely?
Last edited by ricklee4570; 03-05-2010 at 02:46..