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Glock 32 recoil spring question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by presspics, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. presspics

    presspics

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    I see that the 19, 23 and 32 all use the same recoil spring assembly from the factory. That doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. I would think that the .40 and .357 should be using a stronger spring...

    Your thoughts and experiences?
     
  2. voyager4520

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    The different caliber slides have different weights but that doesn't make much of a difference. The .40 and .357 slides are literally identical to each other. I think the .40 and .357 models are undersprung for all but the lightest loads. I've never personally experimented with heavier springs though.

    The 45GAP models use the same recoil assemblies as their corresponding sized 9/40/357 models, but the 45GAP slides are significantly heavier.
     
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  3. ChicagoZman

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    The .40 and .357 will likely need their RSA replaced more frequently than the 9mm but the cost is only $5 or so. I've had to replace the RSA in my Glock 23 exactly twice in approximately 20 years. I have yet to replace the RSA in any of my 9mms.