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01-15-2013, 12:59
Has anyone tried an aftermarket dual action recoil spring in a Gen 3 Glock? I know that EFK Fire Dragon offers such a replacement, but I'd like some feedback from anyone who has tried it or another.


01-15-2013, 13:23
I've used both the efk and the dpm systems triple spring rsa... the efk failed on me..twice... . after fifty rounds, the trigger would not click when pulled and the slide would move forward slightly... frank at efk said to send it back and he would rework it... sent it in... he sent it back... same thing happened... tried to contact him for options... NO response from them after multiple calls, messages, and emails... ive been trying for months...I will never recommend or do business with them again...

now dpm on the other hand answered all my questions when i emailed them and their rsa has performed flawlessly on 800 rounds in a g30 and almost 3k in a g32c shooting 357, 40, and 9...

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01-15-2013, 13:32
And how much did the DPM product reduce recoil?

01-15-2013, 13:40
perceived recoil seems to be softened about 15% or so when shooting 357... i know this is super hard to quantify, but that would be my best guess...the slide definitely doesnt get battered as hard also....and my brass doesn't fly as far as it does with the stock rsa either...

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01-15-2013, 13:59
I appreciate the information.

01-15-2013, 14:05
no problem... just more info, the dpm is a non captured rsa that includes two springs depending on what kinds of loads you'll be shooting...

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01-15-2013, 17:59
Is there something wrong with the spring in it now?

01-15-2013, 20:16
No, it works just fine. I thought a different spring my give it recoil more similar to the G19.

01-15-2013, 23:29
I have a Gen 3 G23 because I like the 40 cal. The recoil doesn't bother me if it did I would have gotten a G19. Remember the recoil goes both ways. If it's kicking on this end it's kicking on the other end too. Just shoot it until you get use to it.
Changing springs that work all the time for springs that work most of the time doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

01-15-2013, 23:43
I have had no problems with a number of EFK dual action setups with lots of rounds down the pipe. I have used them for about two years.

01-16-2013, 05:27
garya1961, you make a very good point. Reliability trumps all else.

01-17-2013, 07:20
What I was looking for was a way to lessen the recoil of my Gen 3 so that it approximates the lighter recoil of the Gen 4 without reducing the reliability of the firearm.

01-17-2013, 09:57
What I was looking for was a way to lessen the recoil of my Gen 3 so that it approximates the lighter recoil of the Gen 4 without reducing the reliability of the firearm.

the bottom line is anything man made has a chance that it can fail....just because something is oem doesn't mean that it's chances of failing are zero....

and just because something is aftermarket doesn't mean that it's a piece of crap compared to a factory part....i've said this before in another thread, but there are people who think their stock stereo system in their car sounds great from the factory...and there are other audiophiles who think it sounds like crap and hence there are things called stereo shops....to each his own....my point is do what you want to do to your gun...

i get the reliability thing...i do....i'm an ex-leo...you can't have equipment fail when you need it....

that's why i've had to experiment with everything i've put on my ccw....at least 5 different kinds of sights (now getting an rmr on one of them), different recoil assemblies, three different triggers, four different connectors, etc, etc, etc.....i test everything extensively at the range to ensure i feel comfortable enough to use it on my ccw....i've found a setup that works for me...so don't be discouraged....give the dpm rsa a try (got mine from https://www.theshootersbox.com/ --- dpm's website http://www.dpmsystems.com/ )....or try a sprinco ( http://www.sprinco.com/) ....there is a guy shooting a gen3 g22 at my range with a sprinco and he absolutely loves it....worst case you can sell if you don't like it....

01-17-2013, 11:48
24601, you make a lot sense. Sometimes aftermarket is little more than snake oil, but other times it's just as good or better than OEM.

I appreciate your feedback on the DPM product. I think I just might give it try.

If anyone else has experience with DPM, good or bad, please tell me what you think.