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Para Slim Hawg recoil spring

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CubJ3, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. CubJ3

    CubJ3 Active Member

    The recoil spring on my Slim Hawg has about 23 Lbs of torque. I was wondering whether I could swap it out for a 17 Lb Colt defender spring. Would anyone know whether the defender spring would fit the Hawg? and if so, would it compromise the functionality of the pistol?
  2. stevemis

    stevemis Well-Known Member

    Why would you do that? My guess is you'd probably turn the pistol into a single-shot jam-o-matic. Short 1911's are very sensitive to the types of changes you're thinking about doing.

    If the pistol works well with the factory spring, get a new spring. You might find one at Brownell's or Wolff... but certainly Para would stock it.
  3. CubJ3

    CubJ3 Active Member

    It's just a bit stiff to rack, particularly when trying to engage slide stop. Gun works fine the way it is though so maybe I'll take your advice and leave well enough alone.

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