Are Wolff "extra power" firing pin springs better?


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RM
December 2, 2007, 07:56 AM
Wolff usually includes an "extra power" firing pin in with their recoil springs. Are these usually better than Factory springs? How is the "extra power" in a firing pin spring supposed to improve the function of a handgun? Thank you.

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rcmodel
December 2, 2007, 12:45 PM
They are a CYOA for the extra-power recoil spring.

The extra strength keeps the firing pin from flying foreword quite so easily when the slide slams shut.

Just suppose for instance, that the new extra-power recoil spring increased slide velocity by 10 or 20%.
And that was enough extra speed, combined with your old weak firing pin spring, to make your semi-auto go full-auto! :eek:

It also improves drop safety on guns that don't have a positive firing pin block.

In some instances they can cause light primer strikes.

Whether or not you install them is up to you, but so far, I have not seen the need for them.

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1911 guy
December 3, 2007, 10:22 AM
Are they necessary? Probably not. I'd agree that it's a CYA item. However, Wolff springs are better than OEM springs, so you may as well install it since you've got it.

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