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Posted: 6/9/2003 9:37:50 PM EDT
I ordered the standard rangers and they sent me +P oh well more power I guess... But what pound spring should I get so I don't beat up my gun.

Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:02:32 PM EDT
20# should be just fine for a govt model. If it's too wild then maybe a 22#.

A shok buff for range use would also be a good idea.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:11:45 PM EDT
Get some Wolfe springs in different weights and see what your gun runs most reliably with. I wouldnt go any lower than 18 1/2#.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:40:10 PM EDT
with a 18# could I still shoot standard 45auto?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:49:03 PM EDT

with a 18# could I still shoot standard 45auto?


IIRC 16lb is standard for the government model so the 18lb should pose no problem.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:58:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 6:15:48 PM EDT by Beachboy]
Check Brownellsfor the spring pak that covers from 16 to 24 lbs and start at 18 1/2 lbs. Check for reliable extraction/ejection pattern, case mouth crushing, etc. See below -

EXTRA POWER FUNCTION PAK - consists of 5 recoil springs: 16 (Factory standard), 181/2, 20, 22 and 24 lbs., plus 3 extra power firing pin retraction springs.



Stock Number / Desc
Price
Qty
More Info

969-131-110
Extra Power Function Pak $31.49





Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:52:58 PM EDT
16lb is Gov't Model standard, but most smiths recommend 18 1/2lb. Thats what I run in mine just because I do occassionaly shoot some +P, but standard 230gr loads are what I use the most.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 6:53:01 AM EDT
I've used 20# and 22# springs in a 1911 with standard ball loads, and they have been reliable.

I currently run an 18# for ball and my handloads, which are generally a little lighter. I think the 20# or 22# would be good for +P rounds. Let us know how they work out!
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:24:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
20# should be just fine for a govt model. If it's too wild then maybe a 22#.

A shok buff for range use would also be a good idea.

The spring recomendation is right, IMO skip the shock buff, they cause more problems than any benifit.(jams, FTF, ect.)
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