GUN how often should i replace my recoil spring?

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    on my xd9sc? :hs:
     
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    Every time it gets rusted through
     
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    When it's visibly shorter than a new, factory spring.
     
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    once every 79269235 rounds
     
  5. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    damn, i only have 3 rounds to go :wtc:
     
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    the way you check to see if your spring needs replacement is to unload your weapon, hold the gun in one hand with the muzzle pointing towards the ceiling while with the other hand grasp the slide, pull the slide back all the way without and let it go while its still pointed towards the ceiling....if the slide doesnt spring back into battery on its own strength, your spring needs changing
     
  7. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Twice every 4 hours, call Krott in the morning.
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    yea thats the other thing i probably shoulda added....recoil springs on any reputable gun will last thousands of rounds
     
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    Have you seen any gun fail this test? I can't imagine how incredibly worn a spring would be to have to fail this test, especially since the springs in most of my guns run anywhere from 14-25 pounds right off the top of my head. Similarly a spring will compress to a shorter length than its out of the box length after a relatively low number of cycles.

    Sadly I don't think there is definate answer. Watch the parts of your gun and see if you notice anything getting banged up. See if the recoil starts to feel different. If your brass is winding up 700' behind you, it might be time to change it. If you're replacing magazine springs it'd be a good time probably.
     
  11. Want2race

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    On most guns I would say it never needs to be replaced. On the XD SC I have heard issues so I would probably change it once every 2 years, or when the gun starts fucking up constantly.

    But I dont see it being a wear item at the rate of say a cars oil.
     
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    It's more like at the rate of a car's tires. People replace them all the time from normal wear and tear, but they should last you a while once you do. It all depends on the number of times that thing has been cycled. If you do a lot of dry firing AND a lot of shooting, it's that much sooner.
     
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    I dry fire like its mah job.
     
  14. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Change your clocks, change your batteries, change your underwear, change your springs.
     
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    So, I should change my springs more often than my underwear? What, like twice a month?
     
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  17. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    my springfield ultra compact .45 is havng some issues chambering rounds every once in awhile. could this be a spring issue?
     

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