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Glock17 Lone wolf barrel with compensator

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by glockdeerhunter, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. glockdeerhunter

    glockdeerhunter

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    I have a glock 17 with a 6in lone wolf barrel with a lone with compensator. Went to the range the other day and shot it and it keeps jamming. It will fire the round, but then not eject, I have to manual move the upper forward and back to chamber the next round. The gun is brand new so not dirty. Any suggestions.
     
  2. AK74play

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    It's over sprung...
     

  3. glockdeerhunter

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    what does that mean and what do i need to do to be able to make it work.
     
  4. AK74play

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    You have reduced the recoil drastically with that very good compensator, you need to run a lighter weight spring, simple as that.:wavey:
     
  5. glockdeerhunter

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    could you recommend me somewhere to get a spring, and what is the name of the spring. I am ordering a 3.5lb trigger spring from lone wolf tommorow. Also what strength spring would you recommend.
     
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    Recoil Spring. I get mine from "Wolff Springs".

    http://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm?page=items&cID=1&mID=5
     
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    what lbs. do i need to get to make my gun operate correct with the longer barrel and compensator
     
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    call lone wolf and talk to Dan the armorer he will help you out! plus LWD sales springs as well.
     
  9. AK74play

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    this .....
     
  10. glockdeerhunter

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    talked to lonewolf yesterday and they recommend a 11 or 13lb spring. Now I go on the website today to order one and they dont have either one of those sizes, any ideas where to get the springs. I am ordering there rod and their 3.5lb trigger.
     
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    Look around on the web. I just bought a glock stainless guide rod, wolff 11,13, and 15 pounders and they were pretty cheap. Unsprung.

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    I checked last ni9ght and they have both in stock 8.99, you probably didnt go to the right place. Go to the spring section and click on the ISMI logo.
     
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    Your questions have been answered above, but I'll try to explain what's actually going on. When you fire a normal gun, the barrel and slide recoil (from the energy of the fired round), and that rearward motion from the recoil extracts and ejects the spent casing, then the recoil spring pushes the slide back forward, loading a new round. When you use a compensator, the spent gasses from the burning powder are redirected to the rear. That effectively pulls the barrel forward, and reduces the overall rearward force created by the firing of the round. So, the compensator reduces the recoil. If your compensator works well (and yours is), it will reduce the recoil so much, that the recoil's rearward force cannot overcome the forward force of the recoil spring (recoil pushes the slide/barrel back, recoil spring pushes forward). If that happens, like with your gun, the slide will either not move at all, or only move a little bit. Either way, the spent case will not eject, and a fresh one will not be loaded.

    To fix it, you have to reduce the power of the recoil spring. I would guess a 13lb spring will be best. You want the most powerful spring that will still allow the slide to cycle. The best thing to do would be to get a "tuning kit", or at least get several different springs. I would recommend getting an 11lb, a 13lb, and a 15lb spring (stock is 17lb). You will also need a new guide rod. Go to either Lone Wolf's website, or Wolff Gunsprings. Either of them will have what you need.
     
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    One more thing to keep in mind befor buying springs. ISMI springs will not work on a Wolff guide rod because they use a round wire spring which has a larger ID for their guide rod. An ISMI spring will work on Wolf or Glockmeister or any of the other smaller diameter rods that lots of people sell. In my experience neither is better than the other, they just wont interchange.
     
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    Also an ebay seller called 'Brass Stacker' has all types of recoil springs for glocks. I got a 13# spring from them for $20 or so, works fine.
     
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    still having issue, i have an 11lb spring in there right now. any other suggestions
     
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    What kind of ammo are you using?

    I'd be interested to see if +P ammo cycled better or heavier 147gr rounds.
     
  19. Dwikkles

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    Can we see a picture of this gun please?