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RIA 10mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gatorjames85, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. gatorjames85

    gatorjames85 Member

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    I just ordered one of these and was trying to figure out what .40 barrel would switch out with this (it has a bull barrel). Also, I have read some internet rumblings that these are too lightly sprung (anywhere from 14-16#). Any input on changing out the recoil spring to a 20# or 23#?
     
  2. PabloJ

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    Not sure about .40 S&W barrel but Gucci-MO site lists "Wolff 24lb spring for your 10mm 1911".:scrutiny:
     
  3. iblong

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    Did not know they made a 10 might have to get one for hunting.
     
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    Ah, a task well suited for my robot butler.
     
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    They haven't been out very long. I probably should have waited a little bit for them to work any bugs out, but I just couldn't help myself.
     
  6. iblong

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    Dont blame you,I will proabaly pick one up when I run into one.
    a little tunning,springs and good sights it would make a nice hunter.
    And not have a grand into it.
     
  7. Torian

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    I had around a 14 lb spring in my 10mm Elite Match. I dropped a 20 lb in there. Took the bite out of the recoil.
     
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    I went ahead and ordered a wolff 20# recoil spring and extra power firing pin spring. We'll see how that works.
     
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    Do not get yourself a #24 lb. spring, #18 - #20 will do just fine, any more than that and you run the risk of the slide and frame hitting each other too hard. If you want to lower the recoil get yourself an oversized EGW firing pin stop and put in a heavier mainspring. The hammer will be harder to cock but when the slide goes to move back the oversized firing pin stop will have trouble rolling over the hammer which now needs more force to re-cock , thus slowing the slide down and reducing recoil but without battering your frame.
     
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    I would like to install one of these eventually. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Are you saying that a heavier recoil spring will make the frame and slide contact each other harder upon recoil?
     
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    Ya not sure what he meant by that maybe that the 24lbs recoil spring would beat the slide from the force of the return to battery?

    Tho using a heavier hammer spring/firing pin stop is a good method and probably the best for slowing down the slide with out beating it. But a heavier hammer spring with also raise the trigger pull weight which may or may not be what your looking for.
     
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    Heavier recoil springs push the slide back to battery significantly harder than the design was intended to handle. In the short term this isn't much of an issue, but over time can cause just as much damage to the slide and frame as having an inadequate recoil spring would be.

    I'm no gunsmith, and I'm certainly no expert, but my recommendation would be to stick with an 18-20# recoil spring, and increase the weight of your mainspring. This will provide greater resistance on the rearward motion of the slide, but will not affect returning to battery. Increasing mainspring weight can technically increase trigger pull but it is usually nominal and only recognizable when digitally measuring the pull (or if it's a race gun)
     
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