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Old 03-05-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Wilson Combat flat coil rebound spring for PC II

Sorry if this has been covered, but did a quick search and came up with no previous postings.

I have a Pro Carry II I'm picking up in a couple of weeks. It's been recommended that I get one of the little tools that makes it easier to pull off the slide and take out the recoils spring. I believe someone also mention the flat coils spring. Wilson Combat has these:
Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit | 4" Compact-Wilson Combat

Just curious if anybody has any experience with these and if it is recommended or if I should just stay stock and use Wolff springs as it's not that big of a deal to pull off the slide with the bent paperclip tool?
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Chuck43 will be along shortly. He has the Wilson kit and can tell you all about it.
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I've been using the WCFWS kit in my Super Carry Pro for about 6 months now and I would never go back to the stock Kimber spring and guide rod. A couple of other members on the forum here have just recently installed them on their guns and from what I understand they feel the same way. I'm sure you will be hearing from some of them before the night is over.
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I have a Pro Carry II and just installed the Wilson Combat flat wire spring kit (#651). Why? 1) I didn't like how the L tool worked —and it was hard to get out. 2) It was scarring the edge of the guide rod bushing. 3) The stock spring must be replaced every 800 rounds. The Wilson spring lasts considerably longer.

I love how it feels, how it shoots and I can break it down and reassemble without a tool. I would recommend it.
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I also have it and highly recommend it you want be sorry, By the way you will get a factory take down tool with your gun but it is still hard to get the spring off the rod not so with the Wilson combat spring.
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I also have it and highly recommend it you want be sorry, By the way you will get a factory take down tool with your gun but it is still hard to get the spring off the rod not so with the Wilson combat spring.
I just changed the recoil springs in my PCII and I took the barrel out,put the guide rod back in and pushed from the bottom up and squeezed the rod spring out of the slide and removed the L shape tool.Visa versa for install.Piece of cake but next time I may try the Wilsons since they last longer.
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By the way, the Wilson guide rod is about 1/4 inch shy of full length. That makes it easier to remove without a tool. The flat spring is wider, so the rod is narrower and the bushing looks thicker. Here is a pic:
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Originally Posted by PorscheVille View Post
By the way, the Wilson guide rod is about 1/4 inch shy of full length. That makes it easier to remove without a tool. The flat spring is wider, so the rod is narrower and the bushing looks thicker. Here is a pic:
I just watched the video on this and that's too cool.I bought 3 recoil springs for both my PCII,so at the pace I'm shooting each Saturday{150 rounds for the 9mm}and {50}for the 45,I should be ready for the switch around the fall...
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One more thing...the Wilson comes with a little pin and a hole in the rod, so if you're missing the tool, and the pain in your arse, you can still use their little tool! Or you can be tool free.

The Wilson spring is a lot longer too. I guess there is more compression so the slide feels a little stiffer when you pull it.

Others say it feels smoother, although I can't really tell. My Kimber already felt smooth as a baby's butt.
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