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i guess the topic name sums it up, but i have two colt 1991A1's. one is still pretty new (less than 500 rounds) and the one i carry on duty has a little over 2000 rounds.

what weight does colt put in these from the factory? i want to get another one, but i want to keep it the same weight as the one that came with it (yeah yeah, call me crazy, wanting to leave it alone!!!)

i shoot winchester 230 grain ball ammo as practice, and carry winchester plus P 230 grain sxt ( the law enforcement only talon stuff)

the gun has never jammed, and the spring seems ok, i just would like to get a new one and put it for saftey sake

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Stock recoil springs on full sized 1911/1911A1's was/is 16#.

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Russel, every one gave the right answer. Keep it stock with #16.
 

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thanx guys! i guess what your trying to say is it MAY have come with a 16 pound spring, hmmm i think i'll go with that!!


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Russel213, what holster are you using for your 1911? Are you able to carry in condition one?

I'm still waiting to hear from Safariland
on the 6280 holster.

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herr, on duty i carry the bianche nylon holster, it is made to carry the pistol cocked and locked with the strap between the hammer and pin. off duty i almost always use my galco summer holster its the inside the waistband style that works very good. it doesn't have a strap but that really doesn't bother me much, as i have never accidently wiped the saftey off while using it.

i am going to buy uncle mikes holster for a 1911 because it has a jacket slot that my bianche doesn't have. both are good duty holsters if you have to buy your own stuff!

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Now it is smart a## time, "What is the stock recoil spring weight?" "A couple of ounces."



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Herr Walther:

I carry my 1911 in a Safariland 6280. The holster is designed for the gun to be carried cocked and locked. Personally, I think it's a great holster and real fast with a bit of practice.

(Sorry about straying from topic)
 

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For your standared 230 grain hardball, 16 pounds is ideal. If you are shooting up any more than a few of your +P ammo, then temporarily swap out to the 18 pounds spring for that session only.
 

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What about for 1911 in 9mm Parabellum?
The weight of the recoil spring should be...



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