|10-06-2005, 06:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2005
HP recoil spring and reduced hammer spring.
I put a 26lbs hammer spring in my 9mm practical. Do I need to put in a heavier recoil spring? I notice that it's much easier to rack the slide since I put in the lighter hammer spring.
My brass is hitting the ground about 15' from the pistol.
Am I beating up my HP or should I just wait till it's time to replace the recoil spring ( a year from now) to try a 18.5 or 20 lbs spring?
I shoot IDPA and practice with 125 gr. Rainier fmj and 4.5 gr Win 231 at about 1000 fps. Carry ammo is Federal 124 Hydroshocks.
|10-06-2005, 09:08 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Hello. With the load that you are shooting, I suspect that you are fine with the factory 17-lb recoil spring and the reduced hammer spring. I use 18.5-lb springs in my Hi Powers and find that they work fine with standard pressure factory loads despite the standard 32-lb mainspring, but some folks have reported problems with some standard velocity loads with that setup. I wouldn't shoot much +P with your HP as it is currently sprung, but for the load/velocity you listed, I think you are fine.
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