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Canoe

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Recoil spring for 6" 1911
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
Looking for some advice on this.  For the most part I am shooting basic, lower power range ammo like CCI Blazer and Remington UMC, but I also want to shoot some full powered ammo on occasion (picked up some Buffalo Bore 220gr outdoorsman).  Would you swap in a heavier recoil spring just to be safe?  What weight would you select (for a standard length spring as I have extend spring caps).  Anyone using 22 or 24lb springs for everything, even the low power stuff?  thanks

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Re: Recoil spring for 6" 1911
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 01:17:03 AM »
I would stick with the stock spring unless I was having specific feeding issues.

I would exchange the firing pin stop with a flat bottom variety.

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Re: Recoil spring for 6" 1911
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 02:34:42 PM »
I'd love to have a Dawson captured spring.   I have an RIA 10mm long slide and a DW Bruin longslide, that factory spring isn't the friendliest to get back in.  Very doable, but if you slip it's going into low orbit. 

But they don't make it for a long slide, I asked.