Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > Revolvers, because I don't trust my life to a RECOIL SPRING.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Swartz Creek,Michigan
Posts: 12
Default Revolvers, because I don't trust my life to a RECOIL SPRING.

Wow, what an eye opener, I have two carry guns that are down for repair, one new in the last 6 months Glock 19 gen4, the other is a bug 380 that was new this week and it failed out of the box.

Both guns down for a recoil spring, makes you think, we bet our lives on a spring that has a life expectancy of a 1,000 rounds or so, in my case both new guns and defective springs.

While both are down I am glad I have a trusty S&W 642 to carry and a Kahr PM9 that has been flawless for 800 rounds, the Glock 19 has not been reliable enough to even carry yet with 400 rounds.

Revolvers can break, I have to admit I have never had any of mine break over the past 40 years.

That Ruger SP-101 that I have had my eye on might just replace the G19.

Just Saying we trust our lives to a couple of springs.

__________________

Ruger SR1911 45acp
Ruger GP-100 4"
Ruger LCP
Kahr PM9
Glock 26 gen 4
S&W 642
Ruger Mark III 22lr
High Standards 9 shot revolver

MichSteve is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-14-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,194
Liked 4450 Times on 2348 Posts
Likes Given: 254

Default

which 380 your having issues with??

your just trading one thing for another revolvers rely on delicate timing pawls and hands instead of recoil springs heh. half dozen of one or another

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dnthmn2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Do you see what happens,Larry?!
Posts: 3,317
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate spring mishap. Yes, I like carrying a revolver as much as a semi.

__________________
AMAT VICTORIA CURAM

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!
dnthmn2004 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 11:53 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Swartz Creek,Michigan
Posts: 12
Default

The 380 is a Master Piece Arms Protector 380.

__________________

Ruger SR1911 45acp
Ruger GP-100 4"
Ruger LCP
Kahr PM9
Glock 26 gen 4
S&W 642
Ruger Mark III 22lr
High Standards 9 shot revolver

MichSteve is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,194
Liked 4450 Times on 2348 Posts
Likes Given: 254

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MichSteve View Post
The 380 is a Master Piece Arms Protector 380.
never heard of that one
__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:32 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Both a machines and all machines can fail. I understand where you're coming from but I think I'll keep my 1911 around and allow my wife to back me up with her revolver.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
WDB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Might be your choice of Semi autos or just bad luck. The Master Piece Arms Protector 380 is tiny (even 0n the .380 scale) and I expect will always have issues. I have a few semi autos that have a high round counts on that don't show any signs of the springs weakening. Much like the shocks on your car they are built to take lot of use before they no longer work properly. I carry a semi auto most of the time but my lite carry is a S&W 642 and my hunting/hiking/camping sidearm is a S&W 586.

__________________

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
WDB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
never heard of that one

Here's a quick link to a review

MasterPiece Arms Protector .380 FTF | The Truth About Guns
__________________

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 02:12 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ruddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane,WA
Posts: 12
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Gee, don't revolvers have springs, too?

__________________
ruddy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 03:04 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
500mag_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 180
Default

ill take that 19 off your hands. seriously let me know p.m.

__________________

My dear boy if 5 miles away they don't sit up in their beds and go what the HELL was that, the gun is not big enough!

500mag_guy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
bullet weight vs recoil in magnum revolvers spittinfire Revolver Handguns 14 11-11-2010 04:25 AM
How Can I Tell if a Recoil Spring Needs to be Replaced? gottabe1911 1911 Forum 11 09-20-2010 12:25 AM
recoil spring jbeard Glock Forum 7 06-01-2008 03:58 AM
Glock 26 recoil spring oldguy71 Glock Forum 0 01-03-2008 11:25 PM
Commander Recoil Spring stumpy 1911 Forum 1 06-14-2007 02:26 PM