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flynlead
02-17-2013, 15:15
All guns I have use a single wire coil except for my sig. I was told that the braided spring in the sigs last 3 times longer than a single wire. If that is true does anyone make a braided spring for 1911's?


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SigFTW
02-18-2013, 09:08
All guns I have use a single wire coil except for my sig. I was told that the braided spring in the sigs last 3 times longer than a single wire. If that is true does anyone make a braided spring for 1911's?

I don't know of any braided 1911 springs but I would ask why would you need one?

Recoil springs are cheap for the 1911 and wolff makes great springs, for around $8.00 each, just keep one on hand.

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2013, 09:44
Never seen a braided spring in a 1911. They do make a flat wire
1911 spring, is said to have less chance to bound and will last three times longer

flynlead
02-18-2013, 12:20
Never seen a braided spring in a 1911. They do make a flat wire
1911 spring, is said to have less chance to bound and will last three times longer

That is what I'm after, looking for a longer lasting spring. I know they are cheap but would rather have better if it exist.


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faawrenchbndr
02-18-2013, 12:23
Fly'

Since the I'd of the spring is smaller, a new recoil guide rod is required.
Here is a kit from Wilson Combat

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Flat-Wire-Recoil-Spring-Kit-Full-Size/productinfo/614/

knedrgr
02-18-2013, 22:03
I have the Wilson flatwire kit in one of my 1911. Great stuff. Have to use those thinner recoil spring guide.

It's the same spring as a ISMI 17lb spring for a G17.

flynlead
02-19-2013, 21:20
Thanks guys I'll give Wilson a try


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Zombie Steve
02-19-2013, 23:48
Haven't tried a flat spring. Best / longest lasting I've used so far is the Wolff chrome silicon spring, and I've been through a fair share of recoil springs.

silversport
02-20-2013, 05:30
I prefer ISMI but wouldn't pass up a Wolff in a pinch...

Bill

Rinspeed
02-21-2013, 23:32
I didn't know they were using them in the 1911s but the braided wire springs Sig has been using in the classic models for years is a very high quality spring. I would recommend them over Wolff or ISMI for Sigs. I've thought the Wilson flat spring is quite the gimmick just because of the proprietary guide rod. As SigFTW said springs are cheap.

cciman
02-22-2013, 13:30
How do you guys know this? Have you compared back to back, or done some actual spring testing?

Do you really know the materials used in making the springs you are naming?

You are all just slinging brand names.

Springs are maintenance items, recommended change is every 5,000-10,000 rounds, or before your FTRTB, whether you think you need it or not.

Zombie Steve
02-22-2013, 15:10
Well, I get a pretty good idea. I know how much I load, I know how much an ammo can will hold. When it's throwing brass 3 feet from me after 6 or 7 ammo cans, it's not the best spring. When it takes 9 or 10 to do that, the spring is more better-er.

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