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They should have them at Brownells. Like a 16-18 pound selection.
 

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Installed on 1911 and wow its like a new gun!! really happy about it.

Tell me why do some owners cut down their 1911 spring to length?
Because people are too dumb, lazy, and/or impatient to order a new spring.

Same people that do "trigger jobs" that make the hammer fall when the slide is dropped. We like to call them "Bubba".
 

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Think hooks law.

F=kX

So that same spring constant (k) at a shorter overall length (x) results in lower spring force (f) So if you have a factory spring, and load bunny farts that don't cycle normally, people will cut a section of spring off thus lowering the "weight" of said spring.
This is the logic of it yes. Handloading can benefit from lighter springs. But recoil springs are cheap. Why muck up a part that could affect function. I say leave it to the professionals.

Like kids cutting the springs in their civics. Yeah it's lowered, but function is not where it should be.
 
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