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Recoil Spring Assembly issue. SA comes thru! UPDATE!

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Good news: Got my XDS last Tuesday. I've been playing with it but not firing it because my range in closed for renovations. I greased it up and started racking it. Like all of you said, if I greased it up it would loosen up and it did! And, it didn't take much racking either.

Bad news: I noticed after racking it about 50 times that the Recoil Spring Assembly was showing some metal. With the slide locked open and the rod exposed (the larger of the 2), the rod showed gouges not just finish wear. The end of the spring must have a burr in it that scraped the metal rod over and over each time I racked it. Didn't seem to affect racking it other than that but I was concerned over time that as the spring slips around the rod that these gouges would continue and weaken the rod. The metal was actually stripping off. I haven't heard of this yet on the forum.

Good news: I sent pix to Springfield this AM and I'm getting a new Recoil Spring Assembly in the mail today! Talk about awesome service. They didn't even want the original one back to verify the problem.

Here's my crappy pix:

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Good news: Got my XDS last Tuesday. I've been playing with it but not firing it because my range in closed for renovations. I greased it up and started racking it. Like all of you said, if I greased it up it would loosen up and it did! And, it didn't take much racking either.

Bad news: I noticed after racking it about 50 times that the Recoil Spring Assembly was showing some metal. With the slide locked open and the rod exposed (the larger of the 2), the rod showed gouges not just finish wear. The end of the spring must have a burr in it that scraped the metal rod over and over each time I racked it. Didn't seem to affect racking it other than that but I was concerned over time that as the spring slips around the rod that these gouges would continue and weaken the rod. The metal was actually stripping off. I haven't heard of this yet on the forum.

Good news: I sent pix to Springfield this AM and I'm getting a new Recoil Spring Assembly in the mail today! Talk about awesome service. They didn't even want the original one back to verify the problem.

Here's my crappy pix:
Mine has that as well. I'll have to call them. I was putting it off because I did not want to send my whole gun back.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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SA has great Customer Service! Great to hear of them taking care of you! Over 300 rds through mine and it still looks good!



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Old 08-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Just wanted to say that I received the new RSA today. It only took 3 days to get it. After changing out the old one and racking the slide a dozen or so times, I am happy to report that there is no marring/scraping/gouging of any sort!

Whew! Thank you SA! Excellent Customer Service.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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Was the problem caused by a serpentining recoil spring? Others have posted pictures of that.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #6
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Was the problem caused by a serpentining recoil spring? Others have posted pictures of that.
(I didn't know what serpentining was so I had to search the forum and found it.) I really do believe it was the end of the spring having a burr or rough cut and then dragging on the rod when I racked it. The spring tip lined up with the gouge line. But, I don't really know and SA didn't want the spring or my gun back to figure it out. They just sent me a new RSA.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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Having the same problem with my recoil spring after 180 rounds. Will call SA Tuesday. No other issues.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #8
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Got mine today and racked 'er only three times and it's doing the same thing as the first posted pic above. There are scratches on that tube..
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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I called SA and sent them a picture of the chewed up plate. They said it was normal and was designed to do that. I think I'll be looking for a Glock.
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I called SA and sent them a picture of the chewed up plate. They said it was normal and was designed to do that. I think I'll be looking for a Glock.
The OP was talking about the guide rod itself, not the end of the guide rod. The end of my guide rod "plate" is scratched on several of my pistols. Pretty sure it's normal wear and tear.
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