Recommended Use: Compact / Professional Size 4" .45 ACP shooting 230 gr. hardball equivalent or standard pressure JHP self-defense ammunition with a power factor of 175,000 to 195,000 (Velocity x Bullet Weight = Power Factor)
Average Service Life: 1,000 Rounds
Wilson Combat Heavy-Duty Recoil Springs are made combat tough to repeatedly take a pounding yet show remarkably consistent performance every time a round is fired.
Keeping a fresh recoil spring in your pistol will dramatically reduce the pounding your slide and frame receive.
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HOW TO TEST TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT RECOIL SPRING WEIGHT FOR YOUR AMMUNITION: Go to the range with your pistol and a magazine that will positively lock your slide to the rear when you slowly retract the slide with the pistol empty. Load one round of the desired ammunition in the proven magazine, load the pistol and fire the single shot holding the pistol in your strong hand, but grip the pistol fairly loose. If the pistol consistently (5 to 10 shots is adequate) locks the slide to the rear, the recoil spring is not too heavy for your ammunition. A recoil spring that is 1-2# below the weight where you begin to have failures to lock open is ideal for your ammunition.
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|Accelerates Slide Return, Reduces Muzzle Flip||12/15/2021|
|The installation process is literally 15-seconds. I purchased this spring for my Sig Sauer 1911 TacOps Carry & only wish I had done it sooner. The WC 20# spring takes more force to rack the slide compared to the stock 16# spring but the firearm is properly tuned & handles significantly better. I took the risk of running the 1911 with the new spring at a USPSA competition before testing it anywhere because I trust Wilson Combat. I immediately noticed how much faster I was able to throw follow up shots & my double tap groups tightened up. The muzzle flip is reduced & the slide returns faster, giving me shorter splits. I am happy I purchased two of them because they're going to get thrashed. 5/5 stars|
|- Adam L, OR|
|Fit was perfect on my Kimber. Gun feels brand new again if not better. Thanks WC look forward to more great products.|
|- Josh, GA|