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Fairly new VP-9 I am now comfortable with it.
I purchased a DPM systems recoil reduction kit. One stainless rod and two springs, each spring looks to be a different wire diameter but two lengths. The smaller diameter wire is the longer spring.
Which is preferred, less spring or more ?
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Depends, most manufacturers have a stock spring weight. If you shoot hotter ammo then a heavier spring may be desired, shooting lighter loads a lighter spring may be desired. In a self defense handgun then reliability above all should be desired.

The most important factor is that the pistol functions within it's designed parameters for proper cycling. I believe your kit comes with 3 springs, one is the buffer spring on the guiderod, and the 2 different weight guide rod springs. Compare both springs and see which you like best or fits your preference in loadings or shooting style.

Generally, I like the heaviest spring that my pistol functions with, with the ammo I put through it. I have that option with my 92's and my 96, not so much for my PX4's but that is fine as the PX4's are hearty pistols if I decide to shoot the hotter stuff..
 

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Thanks, This is not my carry gun. I have tried the shorter stiffer spring, now I will try the lighter wound longer spring.
I appreciate the feedback.
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OK, guys... after a side by side comparison using the same ammo, the same range, the same distance, the same targets, just two different mornings. ( could not work on the gun at the range ) The silver , shorter, heavier gauge wire spring worked the best for me.
I shoot both 115G and 124 G ammo and I do not have large hands.
Thanks for the input Denner.
Ron
 
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