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Posted: 2/12/2006 5:06:14 PM EDT
I just changed the recoil spring. Wolff 17lbs (wrong spring???) and now the slide won't lock back on some mags. I thought it was the mags so I ran brand new mags today(47d, cmc powermags, cobra mags) and still had issues. any advice??
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:05:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 6:07:00 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:09:35 AM EDT
The slide may not be cycling completely due to a too strong spring or a grip that is not quite firm enough. Try gripping the gun FIRMLY while firing and, if that doesn't work; try a lighter recoil spring.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:44:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:15:52 PM EDT
IIRC the FBI had issues with Wilson mags and the Springer working together in harmony.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:23:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:28:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 3:30:20 PM EDT by ThreeMan]
Original specs for the recoil spring is 16 pounds.

Springfield may use different, but 16lbs is the original specifications for 5" barreled 1911's.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:00:12 PM EDT
Spoke to Deb at the Custom Shop today. Helpful lady. here is what she told me--the pro models use the Wolff 18.5lbs conventional 1911-a1 recoil spring. I ordered a batch of new springs and will let you guys know if this sorts out my problem. thanks for the replies.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:18:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:05:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 7:05:34 PM EDT by Msokol13]
If that technique doesnt work take your gun and trade it in for a "GEE Twenty-ONE" with the additional money left over you can pay someone to kick you in the ass.

just a little payback for the glock bashers.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:24:01 PM EDT
replaced the spring everything is good now--thanks for the replies
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:46:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By biga_mn:
replaced the spring everything is good now--thanks for the replies

Glad to hear
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