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I need a quick education in springs

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Henry's Dad, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Henry's Dad

    Henry's Dad woof, woof

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    I'm looking for info on different spring weight configurations. I have a G23 that I use for daily carry and am wondering what the best weights are for the different springs.

    What configuration of weights do you use and why? How does your choice of connector factor in to spring choices?

    If there's a thread here or a different site that goes into detail on this, feel free to point me there.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Mine (EDC) works fine with the factory spring and connector.
     

  3. FLSlim

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    Daily carry--stay stock.
     
  4. cciman

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    Unless there is a specific issue you are "targeting", like not ejecting correctly, stay OE.
     
  5. unclebob

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    You can’t beat stock.
     
  6. Eric2340

    Eric2340 Infidel :)

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    NY1 w/ FACTORY 4.5 lb connector in all of my Glocks and what I recommend to friends.

    Works for me (us).


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  7. glockerbob

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    leard my lesson about reliability ...........stay stock
     
  8. Henry's Dad

    Henry's Dad woof, woof

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    Great feedback, many thanks. Looks like OE/stock it is, as this is for my EDC.

    Eric, I'll look into the NY1 option as well.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. sigman69

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    i would recommend staying stock
     
  10. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    Sorry if this is off topic but I have a similar question. I understand the reliability factor and reason for staying stock, but if I use glock oem parts just in a different configuration, aka a ny spring with factory 4.5 connector is it still stock as far as legality is concerned?
     
  12. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    WHICH SPRING??
    stay factory for recoil unless you plan to reload your ammo..............hot loads will need a heavy spring and lighter loads will need a lighter recoil spring.
    you can tweak the trigger pull by using a reduce power striker spring (might get light primer strikes), reduce firing pin safety and extra power trigger spring (may not reset the trigger fully forward). You can add a wolff 10% power magazine spring for more reliable feeding.
     
  13. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    oh, if you add a compensator then you will need to adjust the recoil spring.
     
  14. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru texas proud

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    Springs are all made different with different grades of metal and heat treating process as per application. a spring for a mag has far less twists and is made of a coarser metal compared to a spring from a firing pin which is made of a higher grade of steel and more twists per inch. This process helps the spring stay compressed without losing memory<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  15. unclebob

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    I shoot light reloads and I use stock recoil springs. Magazine springs are also stock. CCW firearms are stock. I shoot GSSF and the rules dictate they you use Glock parts. My 9mm reloads are .5grs under listed minimum starting charge. My 45acp reloads are .1grs under listed minimum starting charge.
     
  16. hunter 111

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    3.5 connecter
    6 pound trigger spring
    leave it at that IMO
     
  17. Keyhole

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    Minus Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~4.5lbs
    Minus Connector + NY1 Trigger Spring = ~7.5lbs
    Standard Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~5.5lbs
    Standard Connector + NY1 Trigger Spring = ~9lbs
    Standard Connector + NY2 Trigger Spring = ~11lbs
    Dot Connector + Standard Trigger Spring = ~8lbs
     
  18. NEOH212

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    Stock (As shipped) or any of the factory approved trigger options would do. Stay away from aftermarket.

    YMMV.
     
  19. hunter 111

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    Wolff springs are good to go