G26 Factory Recoil Spring, Replace?

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  1. yerscattergun

    yerscattergun

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    After reading a few posts here and on other boards about G26 factory
    recoil springs failing , I've decided(actually still on the fence) to get a Wolff non captive spring and guide.

    What is the factory recoil spring weight? I believe it's 18 lbs. but I want to
    be sure.

    Is the after market spring and rod a good way to go and was the factory
    spring and rod failures only a certain lot? Am I wasting my money($36) on
    this after market part? This is going to be my main defense gun and I don't
    want to have any failures.
     
  2. Dingus

    Dingus

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    You would be wasting your money. Properly cared for, a factory unit will probably last 25,000 rounds. When I sold my 1997 G26 in 2008, it still had the original unit.
     

  3. NWoutdoor

    NWoutdoor

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    I am a beleiver in no mods...I have three stock Glocks with stock mags. The people I train with do the same.

    Just my vote...
     
  4. whitey4311

    whitey4311

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    maybe not necessary but I went with the Wolff system and love it on my 21sf. It is my ccw gun and IPSC gun so I shoot it very often with an average of 3 matches per month. I have no problems with mine but I am sure stock would have been just fine as well. I simply like the quality of Wolff springs more then what ever comes in the guns I buy when stock. I change all my 1911's over and wanted to do the same with my new glock but their guide rod was the only way to make that possible.

    Call the guy at Wolff and talk to him for a minute and make your choice. He seemed very knowledgeable and had me sold. Also look at Brian Enos forum for real advice from shooters that actually shoot their guns more then a few hundred rounds a year at indoor paper targets. You will find the Wolff system is popular with these guys and I havent read any negatives about it yet.
     
  5. yerscattergun

    yerscattergun

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    Thanks for the replies. I have heard Glock recommends replacing the factory spring on the sub compacts every 3k rounds. Does anyone know if this us true? And if so, can you point me to the info?

    I did look at the factory rod/spring and don't see how it could fail
    that easily. In fact, the plastic rod is shorter than the larger Glocks, making it
    less likely to flex.
     
  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    That is not true. There is no round count that Glock ever refers to.
     
  7. Doug S

    Doug S

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    I agree with those who keep their Glock stock.
     
  8. fuzzy03cls

    fuzzy03cls

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    Is this the 26 only? Cause I read the 27 which I have can break the plastic guide rod. I replaced mine with a SS one. Although I had 1K on the stock 1 without a problem.
     
  9. mds1140

    mds1140 nothing to see here, move along

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    My G26 EDC has been used heavily for the last 7 years. I still use the original assembly. I keep visually checking the assembly, and doing the test, and it keeps passing. I have never had a malfuntion in this gun. The G26 amazes me everytime I shoot it. What a great gun.
     
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    I have never had any problems with the factory recoil rod/springs. If it really worries you, just buy a few extra oem factory ones. Then if one HAPPENS to ever break, just drop a new one in.
     
  11. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    If reliability and durability are your primary concern, leave the stock one in it.

     
  12. beforeobamabans

    beforeobamabans FYPM

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    Please post links to the reports of failures in G26. I haven't seen any yet. Obviously, Glock has moved to the double spring in the new full frame Gen4s but the subs already have this more reliable design.
     
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    The voice of reason speaks again on the General Glocking part of the forum.
    Welcome back Coach, we have missed you!

    jb :wavey: