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Old 02-05-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Recoil Spring

Need advice on all this.

It states in the manual that I need to replace the recoil spring in my Pro CDP after 800 rounds. I have the 9mm. It seems so soon and it doesn't take long to get there. My question is should I do it that soon and then it doesn't say if that is what you should do all the time. I mean even my Micro goes longer than that.

Also honey wants to purchase a take down tool
SC-100 * 1911 Guide-Rod Spring Compressor.
1911 Guide Rod Spring Compressor.
Would this be a good buy?
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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800....that's it....that's less than a first day of shooting
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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Install a Wilson Combat Flat wire spring kit. The spring is good for 40,000 + rounds and you don't need any tools to take the gun down. I run these kits in all my Pro size guns.
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I have put 3 times the amount on a spring before and never had an issue, but I wouldn't suggest that for someone else's gun. I have changed all but my UCII Kimbers over to the the Wilson Combat FlatWire springs and haven't looked back. No tools are needed if you use this spring.

Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit | 4 Compact-http://shopwilsoncombat.com/

As far as the guide rod compression tool I bought one from Pistol Accent many years ago and it works like a charm when you need to break down the spring to clean it. Simply put the guide rod in it and squeeze it and remove the "L" shape tool or in my case the NDZ tool. Use this if you don't decide on the WC FW spring.

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What Chuck and Marshall said.
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Thank you everyone, always the best information.
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I'm a believer in the Wilson Combat Flatwire Recoil Spring Kit, too! Tool free dis-assembly is great. I re-configured my L-shaped take down tool and now I use it for a paperclip!!! Works great!!

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Would that same Wilson flat spring fit a Master Carry Pro 9mm
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:03 PM   #9
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Would that same Wilson flat spring fit a Master Carry Pro 9mm
Yes it would Graf.
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Yes it would Graf.
Thank you sounds like a great idea
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