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Let’s try this once more.

What is the DW Recoil spring weight for the Guardian in 38 Super?

Question been asked a few times but no definitive answer.
Thanks
looks like the winner is - 4.25" 38 Super 14.0 lb

I was chasing down a 10mm which is 24 lb

unless I am reading this wrong then I apologize
 

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looks like the winner is - 4.25" 38 Super 14.0 lb

I was chasing down a 10mm which is 24 lb

unless I am reading this wrong then I apologize
Well, thanks. :)

Not to nit pick, but what is your source info?

I’m running an 18# BHSS spring in mine, so if I’m over springing it, I want to know.
 

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Great thread.

Thanks for positing this and keeping it updated.

I'm starting to accumulate a few DW 1911 pistolas and it was nice having soon to be asked questions answered.
 

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OK,, I have read thru all 4 pages of this sticky, and am left with a question.
Their are dozens, (if not scores,) of posts that are scattered about in many different sub-forums, in which the posters have stated that the "standard" spring set-up for a full size 5in. 1911, (not bobbed,) shooting 230 ball, should be a 16lb. recoil and a 23lb. main.
Those weights are also established on Wolff's website,, so, why does DW specify using an 18lb. recoil and an 18lb. main??
What makes the DW different, that it should use different weights??
 

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OK,, I have read thru all 4 pages of this sticky, and am left with a question.
Their are dozens, (if not scores,) of posts that are scattered about in many different sub-forums, in which the posters have stated that the "standard" spring set-up for a full size 5in. 1911, (not bobbed,) shooting 230 ball, should be a 16lb. recoil and a 23lb. main.
Those weights are also established on Wolff's website,, so, why does DW specify using an 18lb. recoil and an 18lb. main??
What makes the DW different, that it should use different weights??
Many makers use different weights. For example, Wilson uses an 18 lb recoil and a 21 lb main. I think the lighter main improves the trigger.
 

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Just received my 2020 VBob, and its recoil spring does not look like the Wolff 20# spring. It looks like the ISMI Chrome Silicon Commander one and has more coils than the Wolf one. I wonder what round count it is good for...
 

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Don't know what springs are in my "new to me" 2013 Specialist.
Did notice +P ammo felt like it was abusing the gun.

Just bought Wolff 16 and 18.5 recoil and 19 and 23 main springs.

Keiths postings say 18.5 and 19. I'll start there.

Also bought some Wilson Shok Buffs.
They may help with the +P loads, if not I wasted $10.

Interesting to read comment 19 main will reduce trigger pull.
 

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Shoot both PM9 & PM45; as posted factory recoil spring 18 #, it throws the brass so far (8'+) as loose brass. My shooting buddies suggested order a 20# recoil spring from Wolf to solve the brass over flight problem. So with that said, does the lighter spring also add more stress to the slide/frame?
 

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Please make this a sticky.

All Wolff springs

Full sized .45 18.5 lb
Full sized 10mm 20.0 lb
Full sized .40 S&W 16.0 lb
Full sized 9mm 10.0 lb

Commander .45 20.0 lb
Commander 10mm 22.0 lb
Commander 9mm 12.0 lb

These are all standard springs. No variable springs.

Full sized mainsprings 18.5 lb

Bobtail mainsprings 23 lb

Firing pin springs
Extra power or Extra, Extra power
Please make this a sticky.

All Wolff springs

Full sized .45 18.5 lb
Full sized 10mm 20.0 lb
Full sized .40 S&W 16.0 lb
Full sized 9mm 10.0 lb

Commander .45 20.0 lb
Commander 10mm 22.0 lb
Commander 9mm 12.0 lb

These are all standard springs. No variable springs.

Full sized mainsprings 18.5 lb

Bobtail mainsprings 23 lb

Firing pin springs
Extra power or Extra, Extra power
hello I have a pre series 70 colt commander from 1951 and a series 70 combat commander from 1976 and I'm looking for recoil springs that don't have snap recoil to them when you shoot.. any suggesting would be great. thanks
 

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hello I have a pre series 70 colt commander from 1951 and a series 70 combat commander from 1976 and I'm looking for recoil springs that don't have snap recoil to them when you shoot.. any suggesting would be great. thanks
my carry gun is the series 70. would a recoil reduction spring work for better aimed shots?
 
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