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Recoil spring release

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Hammer49, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Hammer49

    Hammer49

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    Does anyone know how to release the recoil spring? I purchased a SS guide rod but can't the the factory spring released. The front/top of the rod keeps spinning but it isn't coming undone. Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. bentbiker

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    Easiest way is to cut off the end of the rod -- that spinning portion. Some people have success just pulling it out, but I'd never trust it to stay upon re-insertion anyway, so cut it and buy a new $9 assembly if you decide it was a bad idea.

    Don't forget how much pressure is on that spring when it is no longer captured. Take care.
     
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  3. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

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    Here's the way Aro Tek suggests:

    Remove the factory spring by cutting the plastic guide rod or pop the plastic tip off pushing a coat hanger or small rod through the hole in the rear of the rod. (best to be done inside of an old sock to capture all the parts when they come apart)
     
  4. tinman517

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    Personally, I would keep the factory recoil spring/guide rod assembly intact as a backup part and purchase a separate recoil spring for the new guide rod.
     
  5. Jim S.

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    I agree with this, and I would get Wolff springs. I actually prefer the Wolff non captured rod and springs too.
     
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    Personally, I would keep the factory recoil spring/guide rod assembly intact as a backup part and purchase a separate recoil spring for the new guide rod.

    I agree with this, and I would get Wolff springs. I actually prefer the Wolff non captured rod and springs too.
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  7. lethal tupperwa

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    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    I made mine by cutting away the plastic end.Then I rounded the end of the rod...with a dremel.
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  9. mymini40

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    Just get new springs for it. Much easier plus you have a spare if you need one.