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Old 08-13-2015, 05:24 AM   #1
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Flat wire recoil spring

My new to me SIS Pro will be my EDC and obviously want it to be problem-free. Having said that I plan to replace the recoil spring for reliability purposes and would like to know what part # from Wilson Combat I should order.

I also would like to know if doing it needs a gun smith or I can do it myself. Plus, how difficult will it be to do it? Thanks
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You need the Wilson Combat 651 flat wire spring kit and you can install it yourself, no gunsmith required.
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Here's a video on how to install it.

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I see that this a kit that includes the guide rod and spring cap/catch. Can I just order the spring alone ( Flat-Wire Recoil Spring | 4 Compact | 22#-Wilson Combat ) and use the original guide rod and cap?
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I see that this a kit that includes the guide rod and spring cap/catch. Can I just order the spring alone ( Flat-Wire Recoil Spring | 4 Compact | 22#-Wilson Combat ) and use the original guide rod and cap?
No, because the spring is made of flat wire the inside diameter of it is smaller then the stock spring and won't fit on the factory guide rod.
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Got it....tnx
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I don't know how much you shoot but if you're not going through 2 recoil springs a year (1600) rounds you may want to stick with the stock factory spring. Yes the flat wire spring kit makes breaking down the gun a little easier but is that worth the cost of the spring kit to you?
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I actually got the pistol used and will be using it as my EDC and not sure how many rounds it has been through the original spring so I thought of replacing it for reliability.
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Hey, Ad5.
If you're dead set on replacing the spring, go right ahead. Flat springs are cool. Wilson parts are cool. But I strongly doubt that it will add anything to the reliability of the gun. If you're uncertain, take the gun out and put 500 rounds though it. See how she performs, then decide what she needs.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I don't know how much you shoot but if you're not going through 2 recoil springs a year (1600) rounds you may want to stick with the stock factory spring. Yes the flat wire spring kit makes breaking down the gun a little easier but is that worth the cost of the spring kit to you?
Chuck it was for me, really hated having to use a tool to field strip my PRO's. And the added life of the flatwire is just iceing on the cake for me.
But as far as functioning, I was using the extra power Wolff springs in mine before and they worked great. I do feel the Kimber 4" guns are a little under sprung from the factory and either the Wolff or WC springs are a must.
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