After market recoil springs/ guiderods

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by cbk342, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. cbk342

    cbk342 New Member

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    Do after market steel or tungsten guide rods help reduce recoil ? Or are they just a waste of money
     
  2. Boracay

    Boracay ʎ ɐ ɔ ɐ ᴚ o

    on my experience..

    Tungsten adds more weight. Use it together with heavier recoil spring = tameable recoil..


    **low grain ammo will reduce recoil too..
     

  3. BORIS

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    A heavier spring will increase felt recoil. When competition shooters want less recoil they will put a lighter spring in and clip a few coils off. This is what needs to be done if you want to decrease felt recoil.

    http://www.custom-glock.com/springtech.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  4. cbk342

    cbk342 New Member

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    Is there a guiderod/ spring combo that you would recommend ? Any certain brand? I have a 9mm but I wanna be more accurate with less recoil
     
  5. BORIS

    BORIS New Member

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    Go here. Get the rod spring combo in the weight you want. And order a few extras in different weights.

    You will have to experiment to see what you like best. Get a 16#,15# and so on. Clip off one coil at a time until you get the feel you want

    http://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm?page=items&cID=1&mID=5#123
     
  6. cbk342

    cbk342 New Member

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    So what is the factory spring ? 18# ? just curious
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  7. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    I think its 17
     
  8. cbk342

    cbk342 New Member

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    Thanks for the info I'll give it a try