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EFK Fire Dragon: Dual Action Recoil Springs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TheCheesehead, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. TheCheesehead

    TheCheesehead New Member

    EFK Fire Dragon: Dual Action Recoil Springs

    I'll start by saying that my 'New-to-Me' Sig P229 is an amazing tool.

    I can't say enough about this pistol...fantastic. Recently, I've been looking into this alternate recoil spring and these seem impressive. Anyone out there have actual real life examples of using this? I'm looking for examples of the benefits and potential draw backs for using this.

    Does anyone have any experience with these or is this just snake oil?
  2. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Snake oil.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
  3. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    Recoil springs, if they are weak, may not cycle properly, may not strip a round off the mag or close the slide. If the springs are stronger, they'll keep brass from going to far. If they're too strong, the rounds being fired may not have enough force to force the slide back far enough to strip off the next round.

    Any of these springs won't protect the slide. They won't protect the frame. They MIGHT change the experience of recoil, by changing the nature of the impulse, and that can be beneficial to some shooters.

    There are sometimes good reasons for changing recoil springs -- but it's usually done in response to a problem. Why do you want to change out the stock recoil spring?'

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  4. CPshooter

    CPshooter Well-Known Member

    Don't do it. You're asking for trouble and there will be no benefits to doing so.
  5. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    When buying a used gun, you seldom go wrong when replacing springs, as long as you replace them with factory equivalents. A new gun shouldn't need anything.

    "Upgrading" a new, or new-to-you gun tends to be a real crap shoot. You'd be surprised how many good guns become crappy guns after such improvements.

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  6. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    Some guns come from the factory undersprung. My witness 10mm used the same spring as the .40 cal guns a Wolf extra power spring fixed it's issue of throwing brass 50 feet.
  7. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    IF you call 30' instead of 50' a "solution" :) At our club either is far into the weeds :(

    If you need/want a stronger recoil spring the Wolf is a lot cheaper!

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