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Someone has tried 16 1/2 and 17 1/2 Wolff variable power recoil springs? Are they satisfactory for normal power (factory Ball ammo) ammunitions, and how well they compare to standard Colt 16lbs recoil spring?
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I have used them and they work fine, it's in my 1911 now.

I bought the variable because the gun shop didn't have any regular springs at the time. :)

Typical of the 1911, I've read very convincing discussions on the merits of both in a non-compensated single stack 45. Some gunsmiths recommend them and others do not.

I do believe it allows the slide to retract a bit easier when doing a check. I don't notice any difference when shooting, but I shoot only 'standard' loadings or less- nothing hot!
 

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I just put the 18.5 variable in my series I Kimber, and function is perfect.
I shoot everything from light range loads to full power fighting loads and function is fine with all.

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I've used both 17.5 and 18.5 Wolff variable springs. My gun has been flawless with both. I've also used 18.5 standard springs without a hitch. I do run into trouble with Shok-Buffs, though. Neither of my guns like them very well.

I shoot primarily 230grn standard loadings.
 
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