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Old 12-24-2015, 08:00 PM   #1
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Picked up a NIB custom ll! What a tough slide! Do these things loosen up with use or do I need to look for a different spring? I love this gun but it's gonna have to ease up a bit . It won't be shot a whole lot so if it takes a lot of use to become easier maybe a different spring is best. What do you all recommend? Also this is my first post as a new member and I'm glad to be here!
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from The Lou...

The springs will loosen up as you break it in as well as your mag spring..

Just remember to clean-lube before your first range session...
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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Welcome from Northern Illinois. Yes, the springs, and overall fit will loosen up thru the breakin period. As mentioned, a good cleaning and oil will get you started.
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Welcome to the forum from Southern California! My recoil spring in my full size Raptor seemed stiff before I shot it, after just over 200 rds it seems to feel better or I am getting stronger. The odds are the spring is has gotten a little easier!

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Gutterman.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:46 AM   #6
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa. Congratulations on your new gun. My new full size Raptor is very tight compared to my older Eclipse pro. I would do what everyone else said and shoot the hell out of it.
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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My new Custom CDP II took about 200 rounds before I could definitely feel it loosing up. Seemed stiff as hell out of the box and had me a bit concerned until I got it out to the range. Go have a shoot, clean, lube, repeat; it will feel much better after you do!
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:13 AM   #8
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Welcome from Pittsburgh. I agree with everyone, it will feel better after a range session. Maybe bring some gun lube to use at the range too, and use some better clean ammo. After a few hundred rounds, it will amaze you how it runs and feels.
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I haven't shot mine enough yet for break in either. I bought one of the Larry Vicker's model ETM mags and those springs are stiff too, I've been keeping it fully loaded and unload often til I get a chance to shoot with it and I can tell it is getting smoother already. Congratulations on your new purchase!
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Gutterman, welcome to the site from Tennessee! Like others have stated pistol should get better with time firing.
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