springs - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Model Specific > Kimber 1911 Forum

Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2016, 08:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 6
Wink springs

learning my gun is tougher than I thought, my question I looked at a thread on another forum while looking around and come across this. I assume they are talking about spring guide rod combo but they you are to change the spring every 600 rds, please tell me this is not true.
bp52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 02-01-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,773
Not true. Change when needed. 1000s and 1000s of rounds a spring should last.
montanaResident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 08:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Donald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 575
Originally Posted by bp52 View Post
learning my gun is tougher than I thought, my question I looked at a thread on another forum while looking around and come across this. I assume they are talking about spring guide rod combo but they you are to change the spring every 600 rds, please tell me this is not true.
I don't think it is true. Maybe 1000 rds on some guns it might be advised to replace the spring. What gun do you have?
Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-01-2016, 08:27 AM   #4
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,542
What model gun are you talking about?


SPRING REPLACEMENT CHART

ALL FULL SIZE 5” MODELS:


Recoil Spring: .45 ACP and .40 S&W - 16 lbs., change every 1500-1800 rounds.
9MM - 12 lbs., change every 2000 rounds.
10MM - 18.5 lbs., change every 1800 rounds.
.38 Super - 14 lbs., change every 2000 rounds.
Firing Pin Spring: change every 5000 rounds.
Mainspring: 21 lbs., change every 5000 rounds.

Compact & Pro Models:


Recoil Spring: 9mm/14lbs .45 ACP & 40 S&W/22 lbs., .38 Super/18 lbs.
Change every 800 rounds.
Firing Pin Spring: change every 5000 rounds.
Mainspring: 23 lbs., change 5000 rounds.

Ultra Carry Models:


Recoil Spring: 18 lbs., change every 1800 rounds.
Firing Pin Spring: change every 5000 rounds.
Mainspring: 23 lbs., change every 5000 rounds.


I don't have the anything on the Solo or Micro Carry.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.

Last edited by Chuck43; 02-01-2016 at 11:34 AM.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 08:32 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 6
just bought the custom 2 in 5inch barrell
bp52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,773
I've bought a few used pistol in the last few years, and have changed springs because the effort to rack the slide seemed light. I wasn't so concerned about spring failure, but of the slide banging the frame stop.

I replace the recoil spring in my Springer after 20 years 10s of thousands of rounds, because someone suggested that would solve my FTE/FTF problem. It didn't! It was the extractor that needed adjusting. Springs are tough, more so that many other parts.
montanaResident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 09:06 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Insta-Gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 11,763
Doesn't show on Chuck's post, but I believe Kimber recommends changing the recoil spring in the Pro model every 800 rounds.

I have switch the recoil spring in my 5" and 4" to flat wire. They last MUCH longer.

Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit | Full-Size-Wilson Combat

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Flat-Wir...oductinfo/651/
Chuck43 and Jflytle like this.
__________________
Insta-Gator aka .. Gary
(warning: prone to bouts of petulance)

It's not that I have something to hide, ... I have nothing I want you to see.

(remember your 4th Amendment right, people)

Last edited by Insta-Gator; 02-01-2016 at 09:09 AM.
Insta-Gator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 11:35 AM   #8
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,542
Thanks Gary I fixed the chart, I must have missed that line when I was typing it out.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 11:33 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
bluzman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 192
Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Doesn't show on Chuck's post, but I believe Kimber recommends changing the recoil spring in the Pro model every 800 rounds.

I have switch the recoil spring in my 5" and 4" to flat wire. They last MUCH longer.

Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit | Full-Size-Wilson Combat

Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit | 4 Compact-Wilson Combat
I installed this WC kit in my 9mm Tactical Pro II a while back. Works great.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Flat-Wir...oductinfo/655/
bluzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 12:44 PM   #10
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,542
I run Wilson Combat flat wire recoil springs in all my 4" and 5" 1911's.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Search tags for this page

18.5lbs flatwire recoil spring 1911

,

kimber solo recoil spring assembly for sale

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solo magazine springs Marshall Kimber Solo Forum 0 01-16-2016 11:43 AM
Recoil Springs sbubrick Kimber Solo Forum 8 08-10-2015 12:42 AM
Recoil springs, Ultra CDP II blacklabbob Gunsmith 6 12-28-2014 05:31 AM
Recoil springs are in... RoadKingofWings Kimber Solo Forum 3 11-18-2014 09:32 AM
springs mattman Kimber Solo Forum 13 08-31-2014 07:47 PM