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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?

Edited by sstephns

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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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