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Shadow2 - lightened slide for CO - recoil

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Hi guys, I'm looking for a little guidance please.

 

I had my Shadow 2 slide milled for optics and to make CO weight by Primary Machine. I'm thrilled with the results and the gun is only 43.1 oz.

I'm running the same 10# recoil spring as before the slide work. My load is Federal Syntech 150gr. 

 

Now, there's a bit more snappy recoil than before. Do I go heavier with the recoil spring? Or lighter? 

 

(yes, I'm gripping it harder 🤓)

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Hi guys, I'm looking for a little guidance please.
 
I had my Shadow 2 slide milled for optics and to make CO weight by Primary Machine. I'm thrilled with the results and the gun is only 43.1 oz.

I'm running the same 10# recoil spring as before the slide work. My load is Federal Syntech 150gr. 
 
Now, there's a bit more snappy recoil than before. Do I go heavier with the recoil spring? Or lighter? 
 
(yes, I'm gripping it harder )
If the dot is staying within the glass and returning to zero it's fine. It's about faster, accurate follow ups not soft shooting. it's minor you'll survive lol

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I kept using the 11lb recoil springs from my Production Shadow 2s in my CO cut one. I didn't notice much of a difference. Mine was cut by CZC. Not sure if the way different companies remove material from different places affects it any.

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What hammer spring? I find that is a big part of the equation.

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4 hours ago, Red_Dot said:

What hammer spring? I find that is a big part of the equation.

11.5# hammer spring. 

I tried the 8.5# but it felt a little bit kinda mushy. 

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2 minutes ago, SergioSF said:

11.5# hammer spring. 

I tried the 8.5# but it felt a little bit kinda mushy. 

13# will slow the slide down a little bit more if you can tolerate the heavier DA pull

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2 minutes ago, Red_Dot said:

13# will slow the slide down a little bit more if you can tolerate the heavier DA pull

I’ll give it a try. Thanks! 

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It will feel a little more snappy because the slide is moving back faster.  You will get used to it pretty quick.  

 

I use a 10 lb on mine but I would use several and see which works best for you.  I started with a 12 but was getting some dip as the slide returned so I moved down.  You can also mess around with bullet weights to take away some of that snap.  I personally like it, but I also came from open.  

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It will feel a little more snappy because the slide is moving back faster.  You will get used to it pretty quick.  

 

I use a 10 lb on mine but I would use several and see which works best for you.  I started with a 12 but was getting some dip as the slide returned so I moved down.  You can also mess around with bullet weights to take away some of that snap.  I personally like it, but I also came from open.  

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4 hours ago, chenault said:

It will feel a little more snappy because the slide is moving back faster.  You will get used to it pretty quick.  

 

I use a 10 lb on mine but I would use several and see which works best for you.  I started with a 12 but was getting some dip as the slide returned so I moved down.  You can also mess around with bullet weights to take away some of that snap.  I personally like it, but I also came from open.  

OK, I planned on trying out different bullet and spring combos. Thanks!

 

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I use a 10 lb on my carry optics guns, and on my production S2, and don't feel a ton of difference in recoil.  I haven't shot the Syntec, but I would try a different load to see if it makes a difference.  I suspect the syntec load is a better warmer than needed to make USPSA minor

 

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