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heavier recoil spring, purpose??

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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heavier recoil spring, purpose??

so having a spring that is rated at 20lbs helps with a lighter recoil? is this the purpose of the mod? also what is up with different guide rods?

i want to up grade my 9mm xdm. thinking trigger kit id like 3lbs or so. good brands for this?

also if the spring helps reduce recoil then id like to do that as well. its not that its hard to shoot but why not make it even easier.

id like to do both of these mods to my xd sc .40 as well.

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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I would also like to hear the purpose of putting a "heavier" recoil spring in.

I am using a stock one now.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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If I understand it correctly, the heavier spring will help with initial recoil and muzzle rise, but it will contribute to the slide slamming harder to close, contributing to muzzle dip. The spring is a compromise and that is why I will stick with the factory part.
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you want LESS recoil, get a lighter recoil spring
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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A lighter recoil spring will reduce felt recoil but at the expense of battering the pistols frame and slide more since the lighter spring will be absorbing less of the recoil impulse. Lighter recoil springs, generally, are suggested for lighter target loads, heavier springs for full-power or +P rated ammo.
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As far as the trigger goes, I had PRP install their competition trigger in mine, at 3.5#. Very nice trigger.

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if the slide is hitting against the locking block when your shooting would it be pretty obvious?

would cratered primer pockets with a very small drag mark on them be the product of ammo that is too high a pressure or could you get cratered primer pockets from having a recoil spring that is too light for the ammo that you are using? just wondering, i was curious whether the position/speed of the slide relative to a round being shot off at a certain time would have any effect
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:56 PM   #9
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Similar to what was mentioned previously, I would only upgrade to a heavier recoil spring if I was consistently shooting +P ammo.

While I carry +P ammo for self defense, I don't shoot it at the range. As I shoot at the range more than I shoot the +P ammo, I stick with the standard recoil spring.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #10
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Quote: "if the slide is hitting against the locking block when your shooting would it be pretty obvious?"

The XD and XDm are designed so both the barrel movement and slide movement are stopped by contact with the locking block. This occurs before the recoil spring is at a stacked coil compression with the stock spring. Unless the spring is so strong for the power of the cartridge that it prevents full opening travel of the slide, and risks a failure to pickup the next round, the slide will always stop against the locking block. The recoil spring just regulates how hard this contact happens and whether the shooter can feel it as separate from the general feel of the recoil. The pistol is designed to transfer the recoil stop energy from the locking block to the frame, after it has been adequately slowed by the recoil spring(s). Unless you understand the physics and design principles, you are probably best to stick with commercial ammo and the stock springs. The stock spring accommodates a wide range of ammo variation. Unless in special circumstances of using only very light or very heavy loads the stock strength is best.

A heavier recoil spring will close the slide faster and may require a heavier mag spring to position new rounds in time for the slide closure. A lighter recoil spring only if your ammo does not have sufficient power to fully open the slide and it fails to correctly load a new round. In general use the 3-6 foot distance for empty case ejection as an indicator. (less than 3, go lighter. More than 6, go heavier).

When firing 45Super ammo, from my XD45 Service with the stock recoil assembly, the slide contact with the locking block can be felt as a distinct slap at the end of the recoil stroke. Normally, even with +P45acp rounds, no contact slap is detected.
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