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Old 06-30-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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I haven't had the best health for a few years. I can't work the action to chamber a round. Now, Question, Can I use a smaller/weaker recoil spring? Will a weaker spring cause the slide to slam against the end of the cycle and break something? Any suggestions are welcome..

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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I would think that by dropping the weight of the recoil spring you would also have to change the round you shoot.

Have you thought about going to a revolver?


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Old 06-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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Is it the strength to grip the slide, or the strength to pull the slide back what you lack?
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Perhaps an extended charging handle or similar attachment would allow you to use some of your larger arm muscles ratherr than the ones in your hand.
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You did not state what make and caliber pistol you have, but to answer your question, no, it would not be wise to go with a reduced power spring with the same ammo. If you are having problems with racking the slide as it is, you would still have the same problem with a reduced power spring. If you use it for home defense, you should have a round up the pipe and ready to go anyway. You can also use the rear sight to rack the slide one handed. You can use a belt and /or a holster, or the edge of any hard surface (with your finger off the trigger), snag the rear sight and with a downward push, rack the slide. This is a great technique for one handed shooters. It takes less strength to do a downward pust than using your other hand to pull the slide back. It will take some practice (unloaded), but is well worth a try. If not, I would suggest going with a revolver.


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Good advice above ^^^^.

I would recommend a revolver as well, or a semi-auto shotgun. Both you just load, point and shoot.
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I would think that by dropping the weight of the recoil spring you would also have to change the round you shoot.

Have you thought about going to a revolver?
Great thought, indeed!


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