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Full lenght guide rod and 20 pound recoil spring for commander??

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by tango44, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. tango44

    tango44

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    Hi, I own a Series 70 Commander CLONE that has been 100% reliable since the first day, I only use ball ammo in my 1911's.
    Few days ago I start thinking about a Wilson full length guide rod assembly and a 20 pound recoil spring.

    My question is do you think is a good Idea, do I need the full guide rod or only the 20 pound spring?
    I was thinking of these:

    http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Full-Length-Guide-Rod-Commander/productinfo/25C/

    http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Recoil-Spring-Commander-20/productinfo/10C20/

    MY COMMANDER:
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    Thank you.
     
  2. Agent6-3/8

    Agent6-3/8

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    Why change what works? FLGR's are nothing more than a PITA. Only 1911 I'll have one on is a bull barreled gun. Additionally, uness you're shooting +p ammo, I see no need to switch to a heavier recoil spring.
     

  3. tango44

    tango44

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    Sorry but what does PITA means?
    The idea of changing the spring it's because I have no idea which one does it have installed at the moment.
     
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    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    DITTO! A heavy spring on a Commander ?might? make it less reliable.
     
  5. tango44

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    Ok so, does the stock recoil spring for a commander is 18 pound?
     
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    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    I think 17. PITA=Pain in the ass
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    if your gun is reliable right now, i would just replace the springs with the same weight.

    i believe Commanders are 18#, though Ed Brown uses a 20# spring in the "Carry" models.