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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 6/1/2010 10:29:33 PM EDT
I have a Geissele SSA trigger in my AR. Normally, I've read that the trigger/hammer springs on the stock single-action USGI trigger should be replaced every 5,000 rounds or so. I was just wondering if this applies to the SSA as well, or is the interval any less or greater? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 2:51:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 8:34:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bigbore:
Id replace them when you replace your worn out barrel.


That could be a decade away!

Do these springs differ from the stock springs?
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 9:39:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By All_Beef_Patty:
Originally Posted By bigbore:
Id replace them when you replace your worn out barrel.


That could be a decade away!

Do these springs differ from the stock springs?


Yes, springs are different.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 10:35:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 10:47:43 AM EDT
You're wrong about the magazines. While it is true that springs that the springs in most single-stack magazines like 1911 magazine will not usually wear out if left alone that is because when they are loaded they are not constricting the springs past their maximum. AR15 and for that matter most double-stack magazines push the springs past their natural limits. This problem can be helped if you down load your magazines but leaving them loaded for long periods will wear out your magazines.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 11:03:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BH321:
You're wrong about the magazines. While it is true that springs that the springs in most single-stack magazines like 1911 magazine will not usually wear out if left alone that is because when they are loaded they are not constricting the springs past their maximum. AR15 and for that matter most double-stack magazines push the springs past their natural limits. This problem can be helped if you down load your magazines but leaving them loaded for long periods will wear out your magazines.


How do you know than single stack 1911 springs are not pushed beyond their limit and that AR and all other double stack mag springs are?
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 11:06:37 AM EDT
Hmm, trust someone with 17 posts or a well respected industry partner?? I'll go with ADCO, you're not going to hurt the springs from just leaving the mags loaded.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 11:22:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mac_05evo:
Hmm, trust someone with 17 posts or a well respected industry partner?? I'll go with ADCO, you're not going to hurt the springs from just leaving the mags loaded.


Not even that, but the fact that so many of us leave our mags loaded for both AR's and carry pieces and I have never heard of someone wearing out a spring that way. For all I know he may be some sort of mechanical engineer who specializes in springs(not very likely). I'd just like to hear his rational/see proof.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 11:35:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BH321:
You're wrong about the magazines. While it is true that springs that the springs in most single-stack magazines like 1911 magazine will not usually wear out if left alone that is because when they are loaded they are not constricting the springs past their maximum. AR15 and for that matter most double-stack magazines push the springs past their natural limits. This problem can be helped if you down load your magazines but leaving them loaded for long periods will wear out your magazines.


Pecking order.

Adco's got ya beat.

I've had nearly every magazine I own loaded from the minute I got them, and guess what.  They all work absolutely fine.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 11:43:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Originally Posted By mac_05evo:
Hmm, trust someone with 17 posts or a well respected industry partner?? I'll go with ADCO, you're not going to hurt the springs from just leaving the mags loaded.


Not even that, but the fact that so many of us leave our mags loaded for both AR's and carry pieces and I have never heard of someone wearing out a spring that way. For all I know he may be some sort of mechanical engineer who specializes in springs(not very likely). I'd just like to hear his rational/see proof.


Yeah I too leave all my mags loaded.  From my AR mags, to XD, Glock, 1911, etc.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 5:50:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BH321:
You're wrong about the magazines. While it is true that springs that the springs in most single-stack magazines like 1911 magazine will not usually wear out if left alone that is because when they are loaded they are not constricting the springs past their maximum. AR15 and for that matter most double-stack magazines push the springs past their natural limits. This problem can be helped if you down load your magazines but leaving them loaded for long periods will wear out your magazines.

That idea may work...... Some where.  
ADCO's comment is correct.  Only if you can tell if you barrel is worn out.
If memory serves you should change at 15K.   So change them at 10K  .  Those that burn out barrels may get better mileage
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