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Old 10-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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To flatwire or not to flatwire?

I have been doing some research on the use of flatwire recoil assemblies in my Ultra 9mm and was wondering if anyone had info to share. Aside from not having to change to spring as often, doesn't also change the takedown procedure as to not having to use the goofy tool. Also, any real advantage? Thanks in advance.

Oh yeah, just had total knee replacement surgery, any advice on how to deal with this? I hate not getting on the range!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:30 PM   #2
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Rangemeister - Can't help you with the spring issue, but hope you get better from your knee replacement. Stretching and physical therapy I understand works wonders!
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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Rangemeister, I've got an Ultra CDP II in 9mm on the way and was wondering the same thing. I'm sure someone can answer.

But I can tell you that after a complete hip replacement and an ankle rebuild, that the PT is more than worth it in the end. Hurts lilke h3ll, but well worth it later.

(My ex had both knees done, and she's a girl!) Best to you for a complete recovery, bud.
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Here is a link to a thread we had going on the flat wire recoil spring in an Ultra back in May.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:07 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Rangemeister View Post
I have been doing some research on the use of flatwire recoil assemblies in my Ultra 9mm and was wondering if anyone had info to share. Aside from not having to change to spring as often, doesn't also change the takedown procedure as to not having to use the goofy tool. Also, any real advantage? Thanks in advance.

Oh yeah, just had total knee replacement surgery, any advice on how to deal with this? I hate not getting on the range!!!!!
Knee Replacement has not kept this guy off the range...or from winning the Nationals the year he had his one done. Rob is a great guy and shoots at club (helping anyone he runs into). He has since had the other one replaced. Mine is due....

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Here is a link to a thread we had going on the flat wire recoil spring in an Ultra back in May.
That was for a 45 acp. They didn't carry one for the 9mm officer size.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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I ran into a woman the first day I went to PT, she is about 60 or so, had her knee fixed last week and you can hardly tell she had anything done. I guess we all heal in our way, which is good, just as long as it happens!

I thought I had read an article for the 45 spring, not the 9. Not sure there are any out there?


[QUOTE=Mike240;623785]Knee Replacement has not kept this guy off the range...or from winning the Nationals the year he had his one done. Rob is a great guy and shoots at club (helping anyone he runs into). He has since had the other one replaced. Mine is due....
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:27 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, just had total knee replacement surgery, any advice on how to deal with this?
Did you get your round knee spring replaced with a flat wire?

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Don't be a baby. Do exactly what the doctor and therapist tell you.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:20 AM   #9
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I still have the original equipment when it comes to my knees. As far as flat wire recoil springs go. I have them in my .45 caliber 1911's. I like them for how long they last as well as operating smoother and then of course I can break them down for cleaning without a tool. I should add I use them in government models (full size) and pro models. I think wolff has an aftermarket thing for the Ultras do not quote me on that!
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #10
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You guys are too much. Good input and will implement all suggestions, will also get more info on 9mm flatwire.
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