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P226 Recoil Spring Question

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by StevieJ, Mar 26, 2011.


  1. StevieJ

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    I ordered 1,000 rounds of Winchester Ranger in 124gr. 9mm NATO and now I am concerned I may need to switch out the stock recoil spring. Will I be fine or should I switch to a heavier spring? If so, which spring should I be looking at?

    Also, the stock spring only has a few hundred rounds on it so it is far from worn out.
     

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  2. The Retired Sarge

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    SIG Sauer factory recoil springs are fine springs. I go with stock as the gun maker knows what is best for the guns they make. Never had a problem with SIG factory springs so yours will be just fine with that ammo. SIG Sauer LE recommendation for recoil spring replacement is every 3,000 rounds and that is what I do. Bill
     

  3. wingspar

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    I’d leave the spring alone. Maybe order a spare if you feel like it. What color is your spring?

    SIG Recoil Spring Colors:

    Multi-strand springs:

    White P229 (9mm)
    Green P220 (45), P226 (357/40), P250 full size (357/40, 45)
    Red P220 Compact, Carry
    Orange P226 (9mm), P250 full size (9mm)
    Blue P229 (357/40), P250C (357/40)


    Flat-coil springs:

    Silver P239 (9mm), SP2022 (9mm), SP2009, P250C (9mm)
    Blue P239 (357/40), P245, SP2340, SP2022 (357/40)
     
  4. JK-linux

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  5. StevieJ

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    Wingspar, mine is orange.

    Sarge and JK, thanks for the vote of confidence! Sounds like I just need to shoot and enjoy. :supergrin:
     
  6. wingspar

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    My only 9mm is a G17, and I recently bought a brick of that Winchester Ranger NATO. It’s good stuff. Sounds like you have the correct spring. Your P226 should handle the Ranger ammo just fine. Enjoy.
     
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