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How often do you change springs in gun/mags?

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I shot quite a bit of uspsa matches this season and was wondering if I should order all new springs once spring comes. I haven't noticed any funky wear on my sti and all my mbx factory mags still feed just as reliably as when I first got them from the factory. Would you guys go one more season with these springs? 

 

Every spring in the gun and mags all have 1 seasons wear on them. 

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I would leave the springs in for now and change them out prior to your next big match as insurance or when they start getting soft.

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New springs are fairly inexpensive. I change mine every year but I shoot a good bit and use all my mags in dry fire loaded with dummy rounds. I change 1-2 springs in my production gun at the same time. It's cheap insurance and I like to control everything I can.  With new springs I know I shouldn't have any trouble with springs. 

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Depends on how often you shoot. Every year at least if you don't have issues and change them out beforehand.

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Mag springs before major match season, then shoot them all year. If there's an issue or I've shot a lot between major matches I'll change them. Recoil spring maybe every 5000-10000 rounds?

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Its a long standing annual ritual.  Every January I switch out the springs on  my guns and mags and change the batteries on the smoke detectors.  Even though springs are cheap, I usually just change springs on mags used for matches.  Practice and dry fire mags can go for years without problems.

 

Bill

 

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Once a year for most pistols I shoot. Sometimes less if they stay in the safe a majority of the time. 

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Recoil spring in full size 1911 5" 45acp every 2000 rounds. Firing pin spring at 3500, mainspring around 6500.
I use flat wire mag springs. Lav said they should wear almost indefinitely

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On 6/23/2017 at 7:54 PM, ubet said:

Recoil spring in full size 1911 5" 45acp every 2000 rounds. Firing pin spring at 3500, mainspring around 6500.
I use flat wire mag springs. Lav said they should wear almost indefinitely

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Right?

 

I hit 40-50K before I think about changing springs internally.

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Just now, Maximis228 said:

 

Right?

 

I hit 40-50K before I think about changing springs internally.

I think I have one mainspring with about 70k on it and more than that on the FP spring.  

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Just now, Shadyscott999 said:

I think I have one mainspring with about 70k on it and more than that on the FP spring.  

 

I would have sold the gun off by then.

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Just now, Maximis228 said:

 

I would have sold the gun off by then.


I did.  I swapped MSHings and FP and just left the springs.  I knwo Cody recently changed his recoil spring at 40K or so.  

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Now mag springs get changed minimum 2 times a year and sometime 3 times if they don't feel right.  I can feel the guns get clunky when the spring are about done for.  

 

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6 minutes ago, Shadyscott999 said:


 I knwo Cody recently changed his recoil spring at 40K or so.  

 

And thats with all dem coils cut too right?

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I change trigger return spring, recoil spring, striker spring every 5000 rounds. I only change mag springs when I feel as if they aren't feeding well. I have dedicated match mags and then a bunch of mags I use for practice. I"ve only once had a spring fail on me and luckily it was at a local match and on the last shot of the stage. I keep a bunch of spare parts just in case. 

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do you guys ever change the follower too aside from the springs on the mag.

 

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I have never changed the spring on my mag and sometimes I could hear a rattling sound when I load more than 10 rnds.  Do you think I need to change the spring and follower of just the spring.

Ive had it for more than a year now.

 

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I change mag springs before the start of the season. I run very light recoil springs and change them once a month during the season to keep it fresh. The others get changed before a big match.

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I have changed 1x all of my internal springs to something other than factory and factory mag springs with no issues for 50k rounds in s2 for production division.

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