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03-25-2011, 23:51
I ordered 1,000 rounds of Winchester Ranger in 124gr. 9mm NATO and now I am concerned I may need to switch out the stock recoil spring. Will I be fine or should I switch to a heavier spring? If so, which spring should I be looking at?

Also, the stock spring only has a few hundred rounds on it so it is far from worn out.

The Retired Sarge
03-26-2011, 10:00
SIG Sauer factory recoil springs are fine springs. I go with stock as the gun maker knows what is best for the guns they make. Never had a problem with SIG factory springs so yours will be just fine with that ammo. SIG Sauer LE recommendation for recoil spring replacement is every 3,000 rounds and that is what I do. Bill

03-26-2011, 10:25
Id leave the spring alone. Maybe order a spare if you feel like it. What color is your spring?

SIG Recoil Spring Colors:

Multi-strand springs:

White P229 (9mm)
Green P220 (45), P226 (357/40), P250 full size (357/40, 45)
Red P220 Compact, Carry
Orange P226 (9mm), P250 full size (9mm)
Blue P229 (357/40), P250C (357/40)

Flat-coil springs:

Silver P239 (9mm), SP2022 (9mm), SP2009, P250C (9mm)
Blue P239 (357/40), P245, SP2340, SP2022 (357/40)

03-26-2011, 10:50

03-26-2011, 12:15
Wingspar, mine is orange.

Sarge and JK, thanks for the vote of confidence! Sounds like I just need to shoot and enjoy. :supergrin:

03-26-2011, 23:00
My only 9mm is a G17, and I recently bought a brick of that Winchester Ranger NATO. Its good stuff. Sounds like you have the correct spring. Your P226 should handle the Ranger ammo just fine. Enjoy.