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Spring weight: 16 or 18.5?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by CA_DUDE, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. CA_DUDE

    CA_DUDE Dude here.

    Jan 31, 2005
    South Carolina
    Hey guys I'm having a bit of memory loss. I'm ordering a MSH and a few other small parts for my new Custom II. I want to go ahead and get a Wolff spring but can't remember what I usually use. I know 16 is standard but I'm pretty sure I usually change out to an 18.5. I shoot mostly 230 ball or hollowpoints. I shouldn't have a problem right? Like I said I could swear that's what I've used in my other 1911's over the years.
  2. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

    Sep 12, 2004
    Hilton Head, SC
    Self-defense ammo in a 5" gun = 18.5lb recoil spring. Ball ammo = 16lb (standard 1911 spring rate).

    EDIT: I just ordered a Wilson combat 18.5lb recoil spring, Wilson Combat sear spring, and Ed Brown firing pin spring for my carry gun.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010