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    Recoils Spring Wear/Replacement

    Offshoot from the low-recoil 40 thread...

    I've never owned a gun long enough to wear out the recoil spring...

    What's the expected service life on an XD45 4" spring (other guns? Why?)
    What is the prefered replacement?
    How will I know when it's worn?
    Will going to a heavier spring to reduce recoil also reduce reliability?

    JW

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    Thumbs up

    When you start to have failures to eject and you know you have 2,500rds or more on the gun. Now this is just for a .45 Commander size up. The smaller ones anything after 1,000rds up. And as always some go a lot her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    ...I've never owned a gun long enough to wear out the recoil spring...
    You don't practice enough!

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    I've heard around 3000 rounds and it's time to replace.

    Pistol Gear, http://pistolgear.com/products.php?id=8 has a lot of springs and goodies for the XD.

    I've had a heavier spring in my XD40 for most of it's life and haven't had any troubles with the gun.

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    I just got back from the range and for the frist time since we owned this gun it choked. Not once but 4 times today. I know it has well over 3,000rds through it. It's not the mags becaused they work fine in our other .45. It's the return spring. I'll be calling Wolff Springs tomorrow.

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