|03-01-2006, 12:58 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tampa Bay area, Fla
What Weight Recoil Spring For A Colt 1911 9mm?
Can anyone here tell me what is the correct weight recoil spring for a Colt 1911 GM 9mm? Wolff Gunsprings website lists 14lbs as the the factory standard for 9mm/38 Super 1911s, though I've read and heard that a lighter weight spring (9-13lbs) is better. Which is correct? Thanks.
|03-01-2006, 06:42 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2001
Brass should land 5-6 feet away from your foot when shootin standing, farther a heavier spring closer lighter. Will also depend on your prefered load. There is no iron clad weight rule too many variables.
|03-02-2006, 01:35 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2002
Re: What Weight Recoil Spring For A Colt 1911 9mm?
|03-02-2006, 05:18 PM||#5|
Join Date: May 2001
The term "Better" also has alot of variables, Not trying to belittle you or anything but it all depends on what your trying to do with the gun. I'm using a 16lb spring in my Commander 1911 9mm. The heavier spring will generally soften recoil and cut down on wear and tear on your gun, especially if you are shooting +p ammo. If you go to heavy you wont get reliable ejection (the 5-6 foot landing brass rule) A lighter spring that is still strong enough to allways strip and chamber the first round from a full magazine and chamber it with a couple hundred rounds of dirt is usually most interesting to people conserned with fast double taps or follow up shots. These people arnt concerned with the recoil so much as keeping the bore inline with the target. A heavier spring will slam the slide forward harder causing the muzzle to dip. It will wear the gun faster but the round count would be in the thousands before you notice a wear difference.
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