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Old 05-05-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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I just got my new Wilson Combat Flat Spring Kit for my Super Carry Pro. Haven't installed it yet - waiting till I have time to take it to the range & make sure it functions well with the new part.

That leads me to a question for the KT members: For a defensive pistol, how many rounds (if any) do you run after installing a new part or making any modifications before you place the pistol back into it's defensive role?

For me it's usually 100-150 flawless rounds before I will trust the pistol with the new part.
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With a recoil spring I don't think it's that critical, 100 - 150 should be good.
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It works or it doesn't. When I had some pistols Cerakoted, it took a lot of rounds to get the guns loosened up to function right. New recoil springs installed, usually fix a problem and are quickly holy water blessed and good to go after a box.

I have one pistol with the flat recoil spring, and if it is like mine, you'll feel the improved difference in racking the slide. Smoother, such that you will wonder what the hell is going on in the other round recoil spring pistols.
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The new Flat Wilson Combat recoil spring and guide rod work without issues for me. Worth every penny with my Super Carry Pro.
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When I installed my WC spring and guide rod in the Pro Raptor I shot one magazine of PDX1 and then 100 rounds of FM. My Raptor is not my EDC, but I wanted to be sure it functioned flawlessly in case it need to be my EDC.
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BTW, I found the WC flatwire to be a bit stronger (harder to rack) than the original. So, be prepared. YMMV.
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With a recoil spring I don't think it's that critical, 100 - 150 should be good.
I would agee with that.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
It works or it doesn't. When I had some pistols Cerakoted, it took a lot of rounds to get the guns loosened up to function right. New recoil springs installed, usually fix a problem and are quickly holy water blessed and good to go after a box.

I have one pistol with the flat recoil spring, and if it is like mine, you'll feel the improved difference in racking the slide. Smoother, such that you will wonder what the hell is going on in the other round recoil spring pistols.
I am having just a frame Cerakoted and I never thought about this, should I replace the recoil Springs now also? The gun has 300 or so rounds tru it.



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I am having just a frame Cerakoted and I never thought about this, should I replace the recoil Springs now also? The gun has 300 or so rounds tru it.
At 300 rounds it isn't necessary, if it's pro/compact size you looking at around 800 rounds, full size 1500 - 1800 and Ultra size 1800 rounds.
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