Here’s a question for a competent woman who likes guns.
I sent away to Wolff for a stronger 16 lb. slide recoil spring, since I’m using only FMJ .45 and they recommend it for this make & model. I’ve read that the factory 13 lb. spring can cause a broken slide stop. Ordinarily I would go with what the manufacturer installs, but I also replaced the guide rod since it was plastic (!).
.45 FMJ: Let’s not go there, OK?
So it arrived the other day and I installed it. However nothing was said (that I recall) about a new hammer spring, and I didn’t know they would be sending a new hammer spring as well. Should I replace the hammer spring?
(Keep in mind that I don’t want to, and you can’t make me, sister. So there.)
It is always nice to have some spare parts!
Perhaps some of our many knowledgeable freepers can answer the question more completely.
depending on the gun, recoil is managed by both the recoil spring and the hammer spring. if you’re putting in a higher rate recoil spring you may need a lower rate hammer spring to retain the same overall spring rates. this is for guns with hammers, guns that are striker fired are different.