The longest lasting handgun recoil spring made - Our special bullet proof flat wire chrome-silicon spring and standard length guide rod is now available as a drop-in assembly for your 5” 1911 pistol. This 15 pound spring is the ideal weight for standard velocity 38 Super/9mm +P loads - our testing has indicated that these springs have a service life up to ten times greater than conventional coil springs.
Package Includes: Recoil Spring Guide, 15# Flat-Wire Recoil Spring, Shok-Buff
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1) Is the flat wire spring compatible with a full length guide rod?
Yes-Only with the full length flat wire guide rod (#25GRFW). The inner diameter of the flat wire spring is smaller than a conventional round wire spring requiring a flat wire specific guide rod.
2) Is a Shok Buff required?
A Shok-Buff is included but optional on the 5” flatwire guide rod. It is not recommended for use on the 4” kit since it can reduce slide travel.
3) Can I shoot +P ammunition with this kit?
Yes-since flat wire springs don’t lose their length over time like round wire springs they cushion your frame more effectively over time. Flat wire springs also compress in a more linear fashion which makes them more tolerant of a wider variety of loads and grips.
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|Got My 1956 Colt 38 Super Going||1/31/2021|
|I purchased a used 1950s 38 Super that had either a worn out recoil spring or an incorrect one. Slide would hold open about every 3rd shot. Swapped out the old recoil spring and guide rod with this kit. Gun runs perfectly now and seems easier to charge. May be my imagination but recoil seems less as well. Shooting Remington 130gr +P ammunition. Very Pleased|
|- Robert Collier, TN|