When to replace the recoil spring?

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  1. blackb0x

    blackb0x

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    I've got a G23 with about 2k rounds through her. I'm wondering two things...

    A)when should the recoil spring be replaces as a part of good proactive maintenance?

    and...

    B) What are the most common symptoms of a shot-out spring?
     
  2. 9x45

    9x45 Millennium Member

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    Do the recoil spring test, then decide. With an empty gun, pull the trigger, then hold it in, tip the gun straight up, pull the slide back slightly, if it returns to battery you are good, if it does not, replace the spring
     

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    markieboy Senior Member

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    Probably jamming, failure to eject and failure of slide to lock back when mag is empty.
     
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    I believe that Glock recommends replacing the recoil spring every 3K.
     
  5. MrVvrroomm

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    Great advice. If it passes this test, you're good to go.