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Are Wolff "extra power" firing pin springs better?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by RM, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. RM

    RM Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  3. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    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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