Originally Posted by TexasBear
Can someone explain to me the pros and cons of the heavier springs to the lighter springs? I keep hearing change some of the springs but I am kinda lost on what each does. I've tried looking it up and not much luck.
What spring strength does what and which spring does what?
I know I sound like a noob asking this but I've been around guns all my life and never messed with the springs.
TB...upgrading your recoil spring is sorta like upgrading the spark plugs in your car. Enthusiasts will proudly proclaim there added horsepower, cool factor, Ect...
IMHO it's really not necessary unless your shooting + P rated ammo.
Competition shooters will talk about the benefit of increased cycling speed
Wildcat Handloaders will talk about needing stiffer springs due to hotter loads
All are valid points but if your shooting commercially loaded standard pressure ammo...well...that's what the pistol was designed to shoot so it's really just about the cool factor and how far you'd like to take it.
Sorta like the two teenagers who both drive Honda Civics. One kid is saving for colledge and his car represents basic transportation. He spends money on gas and maintenance out necessity. The other kid reads ever street racer publication out there and between wheels, tires, and stereo...has invested more in add ons than he paid for the car. He's an enthusiast and there is nothing wrong with that...
It's just about doing whatever brings you joy.