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Recoil spring

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by flynlead, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. flynlead

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    All guns I have use a single wire coil except for my sig. I was told that the braided spring in the sigs last 3 times longer than a single wire. If that is true does anyone make a braided spring for 1911's?


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  2. SigFTW

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    I don't know of any braided 1911 springs but I would ask why would you need one?

    Recoil springs are cheap for the 1911 and wolff makes great springs, for around $8.00 each, just keep one on hand.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Never seen a braided spring in a 1911. They do make a flat wire
    1911 spring, is said to have less chance to bound and will last three times longer
     
  4. flynlead

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    That is what I'm after, looking for a longer lasting spring. I know they are cheap but would rather have better if it exist.


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  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  6. I have the Wilson flatwire kit in one of my 1911. Great stuff. Have to use those thinner recoil spring guide.

    It's the same spring as a ISMI 17lb spring for a G17.
     
  7. flynlead

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  8. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Haven't tried a flat spring. Best / longest lasting I've used so far is the Wolff chrome silicon spring, and I've been through a fair share of recoil springs.
     
  9. I prefer ISMI but wouldn't pass up a Wolff in a pinch...

    Bill
     
  10. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I didn't know they were using them in the 1911s but the braided wire springs Sig has been using in the classic models for years is a very high quality spring. I would recommend them over Wolff or ISMI for Sigs. I've thought the Wilson flat spring is quite the gimmick just because of the proprietary guide rod. As SigFTW said springs are cheap.
     
  11. cciman

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    How do you guys know this? Have you compared back to back, or done some actual spring testing?

    Do you really know the materials used in making the springs you are naming?

    You are all just slinging brand names.

    Springs are maintenance items, recommended change is every 5,000-10,000 rounds, or before your FTRTB, whether you think you need it or not.
     
  12. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Well, I get a pretty good idea. I know how much I load, I know how much an ammo can will hold. When it's throwing brass 3 feet from me after 6 or 7 ammo cans, it's not the best spring. When it takes 9 or 10 to do that, the spring is more better-er.

    :honkie: