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kirbinster 02-23-2013 01:52 PM

Recoil spring for my "G22 9mm"? :)
 
Just got the below items for my G22 Gen4. Can I use the stock recoil spring with no problems or do I need a G17 spring?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8...3e091c_z_d.jpg
Yes, its a 9mm conversion barrel.

FrontierTCB 02-23-2013 02:10 PM

Very interesting. I'm not really sure. The .40 spring may be stiffer but I don't know. The only thing I can suggest is getting on a Glock parts site and see if the springs for both guns are listed under the same part #.

Fathead00 02-23-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kirbinster
Just got the below items for my G22 Gen4. Can I use the stock recoil spring with no problems or do I need a G17 spring?

Yes, its a 9mm conversion barrel.

I have a Gen 3 G35 which I bought a LWD 9mm conversion barrel and I use the factory recoil spring. I think they say on Lone Wolfs web site it tells you that you might have to change the recoil spring, check there first.

kirbinster 02-23-2013 04:36 PM

I'm sort of confused because on some web sites they show the exact same part number for the Gen4 G17 and G22 spring while other ones have different ones listed. Guess I will just try it and see how it works.

kirbinster 02-28-2013 07:54 PM

I recently got a KKM conversion barrel and 9mm mag for my G22 gen4. I have never had any failures with .40cal but had lots of eject and feed issues. Part of it was probably the crappy 115gr ammo at the range, but I think there is another issue. While many claim you don't need to change the recoil spring I think you do in a gen4 gun. Glock seems to think so too. I just spoke with tech support and they told me the g17 spring and the g22 springs are different. The G22 is part number FP07577 while the G17 is FP08284. I think the G22 spring is stiffer and the light 9mm ammo does not have enough energy to fully work the slide with the stiffer spring.

FrontierTCB 03-01-2013 01:12 AM

That makes sense. I was just reading today that when the gen4 17's first came out there were problems with the recoil spring being too stiff and they had to make a change.

stand4arms 03-01-2013 07:46 AM

No, you don't need a different spring. For any non ported barrel, which you have, the stock spring will work just fine. Regardless of any conversions. This is from my own experience

kirbinster 03-01-2013 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by stand4arms (Post 1158757)
No, you don't need a different spring. For any non ported barrel, which you have, the stock spring will work just fine. Regardless of any conversions. This is from my own experience

Well I am happy that is YOUR experience, but mine is different and Glock says a different spring is needed.

stand4arms 03-01-2013 11:14 PM

My experience is with a gen 3 g22. The spring is 17 pounds for both a 9mm g17 and 40 g22. So for a gen 4 your results may obviously vary

kirbinster 03-02-2013 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by stand4arms (Post 1159595)
My experience is with a gen 3 g22. The spring is 17 pounds for both a 9mm g17 and 40 g22. So for a gen 4 your results may obviously vary

You are correct, same spring for the gen3, but they are different between models in the gen4.


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