Recoil Spring Kit, Flat-Wire, Full-Size 9mm, 13 Lb.

Recoil Spring Kit, Flat-Wire, Full-Size 9mm, 13 Lb.
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Item Number: 773
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Detailed Description

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 13 pound spring is the ideal weight for standard velocity 9mm loads - our testing has indicated that these springs have a service life up to ten times greater than conventional coil springs.

  • Improves Cycling and Overall Operation
  • Improved Recoil Spring Life
  • Recoil Spring Guide Machined from Barstock
  • .250" Rod Diameter
  • 13# Flat-Wire Recoil Spring
  • Compatible with Standard Recoil Spring Plug
  • Compatible with Shok-Buff® Recoil Buffers


Package Includes: Recoil Spring Guide, 13# Flat-Wire Recoil Spring, Shok-Buff

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Cautions and Installation Test Procedure

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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Great kit!
Totally agree with Johns comments above. I also installed this kit in a Springfield Armory 9mm Operator. Slide action is now much more crisp and snappy - less of a mushy feel than the original 9# spring that the SA came with. Another WC winner.
I recently ordered one of these for my Springfield Armory Range Officer 9mm. I felt that the original factory supplied spring was a little light 9-10 lbs.. I noticed that the recoil buffer had a fairly substantial indentation, after 200 rounds. I was shooting a mixed bag of ammo, which I had accumulated over many years, some of it +P and +P+. After replacing the factory spring with the 13lb spring kit and firing another 200 rounds I found that there was only a small mark on the recoil buffer. The gun did seem to cycle smoother and ejected cases with fail. As for recoil, well it is almost none existent in a full size all steel 9mm. If you have never shot one, you owe it to your self. But be forwarded it is addictive!