Recoil Spring

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  1. backlasher

    backlasher New Member

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    I have a Kimber StainlessII. The recoil spring was changed from a 16# to a 14#. Will this be a problem?
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    Not unless you plan on feeding it a steady diet of + P. What is your primary use for it?
  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The factory spring is 16 # on a full sized 1911. Are you planning on shooting some target ammo ? If not, get that spring out of there as you will hammer the frame pretty good and cause a possible timing problem.

    If you feel the spring needs to be replaced, Wolff has a 16 # varible power spring that will work very well.
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    In fact, I replaced mine with a 18lb spring. So far there has been no problems with either light loads nor heavy loads. Even on my Gold Cup, it came with , I believe a 12 lb spring for light target loads, first thing I did was put a heavier spring in.
  5. backlasher

    backlasher New Member

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    I'll stick to target loads...no +P.
  6. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 14 # spring should be OK with mild target loads. If you have any problems, try the 16 # spring. Just don't let the slide hammer the frame.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Ill second the 16# variable springs. Excellent springs for std ,45 ACP ammo pressures.
  8. backlasher

    backlasher New Member

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    I put a Wilson 16# in it. Thanks for the replies.
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    for hard ball 230 Yes
    for 168 NO very smooth.
    for 155 9 IBS very smooth.
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