Monday, August 11, 2014

Tuning your Pistol for Faster Double Taps with Recoil Springs

Making sure you have the correct weight recoil spring in your gun is going to make a difference on how it handles when performing double taps.  Too heavy a spring will cause the muzzle to "nose dive" and take longer for you to recover the sight picture before you can shoot again.  Too light a spring can cause damage to your pistol.  In the video below you can see high speed video with various spring weights so you can see how they perform.

Tuning your 1911 or 2011 style pistol with the proper recoil spring weight for your loads will help improve your shooting performance.  Unsure what weight to get?  The Calibration Spring Pack is an economical way to find the weight that performs best for your loads.  All springs listed below are for the 5 inch Government Model pistols. Visit Taylor-Tactical-Supply for more gun part options.

Due to US restrictions I can only ship to US addresses. Sorry for the inconvenience.



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Hammer Calibration Spring Pack  Consists of 1 each, 15, 16 & 17 pound hammer spring


$8.25 (Free Shipping)






Calibration Spring Pack (Light) - Consists of 1 each, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 pound recoil spring



$24.95 (Free Shipping)




Calibration Spring Pack (Medium) - Consists of 1 each, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 pound recoil spring



$24.95 (Free Shipping)




Calibration Spring Pack (Heavy) - Consists of 1 each, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 pound recoil spring


$24.95 (Free Shipping)





7lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






8lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






9lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






10lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)





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11lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)





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12lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)





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13lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)





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14lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)





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15lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






16lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






17lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






18lb Recoil Spring


$6.95 ea (Free Shipping)






Want to smooth up the function of your 1911? Here are some simple steps











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1 comment:

  1. Hi Nic,
    I have a Sig 1911 with the Sig 1911 22LR Conversion Kit installed.

    I ran 400 Copper Coated High Velocity rds from several different manufacturers without a problem.

    Yesterday, I purchased 100 CCI Standard Velocity 22LR Lead Nose 40 Grain Target rds. The pistol worked flawlessly for the first 60 rds or so. At that point, the pistol began to fail intermittently by not feeding the next round. The slide would not come far enough to the rear leaving the pistol half-cocked.

    I suspected that lead fouling in the barrel was slowing the bullet which caused insufficient transfer of momentum to cycle the action. That problem is easy to fix.

    Since Sig recommends high velocity rds for this setup, I think a lighter spring might be required for the slower bullets.

    What is the spring force of the factory recoil spring?

    Do you have a recoil spring kit for the Sig 1911 22LR conversion kit?

    Any other suggestions to improve the performance of this pistol would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rich

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