Glock Recoil Spring

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by CountryGunsmith, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

    Jan 29, 2003
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    (11/10/01 7:50:26 am)
    Reply | Edit | Del All Guide Rod Springs
    How will reducing the spring weight from 17 lbs to 15 or 13 lbs affect the performance of my Glock 17?

    What about going the other ay and installing a 19 lb spring?

    I am trying to fine tune it for competition.


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    (11/10/01 11:26:28 am)
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    Re: Guide Rod Springs
    Reducing the weight will increase the cycling time and increase the wear on the frame, if you intend to keep using factory-spec ammo. Only reduce the recoil spring if you are going to use "softball" ammo exclusively. Consider using a dual-spring system like the Fire Dragon or Nowlin unit.
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