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Recoil Spring weight??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Dwikkles, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Dwikkles


    May 8, 2009
    I read that the factory Glock recoil spring is 16lbs. I am thinking about trying a different weight. For a G17 model.

    What affect does a Heavier or Lighter weight have on the handling/recoil of the gun?

    My options are 11,13,15,17,20 and 22lbs w/stainless steel guide rod.
  2. JR

    JR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    Oldtown Idaho USA
    Gen3 G17 recoil springs are 17lbs.
    Changing the spring weight changes the handeling characteristics and ejection patterns.
    The lighter springs usually perform better with lighter loads. The heavier springs for heavy loads.