Originally Posted by Southern6er
canebrake, how would you compare the ISMI springs to Wolff Springs?
I like Wolff springs, I find them superior to the antiquated OEM music wire springs of the past. If you go to their site:
Wolff GunSprings Home Page
The only thing they tell you about their springs is:
"Our proprietary spring material and processes provides high quality, reliability and proven performance not found with other springs."
If you go to the ISMI site:
ISMI Gunsprings, Made in the U.S.A.
You will see the High-Tech approach w/explanation of materials and processes presented.
I have used Wolff for years with no failures! Then I saw the ISMI site, took a chance and have never looked back! I have always been an early adopter willing to throw a buck or two to try out some new product. Think it's a result of my engineering field testing stint w/GM.
It's the same situation when I spotted the good reviews on Tripp Research Cobra Mags. I read up on them, was impressed with their approach to production, tried one and the rest they say is history! Until someone builds a better mousetrap (1911 mag), I will only run Cobras in my Colts!
As a develop/design engineer (and a damn fine one) I always applied the best practices, highest quality material and innovation to my work. When complete, the item was always sent to the bean counters to find cost reductions. Got to save those pennies! When your end product is a gun, you look at things like recoil springs to save those pennies.
That's why I like companies like Wolff and ISMI. When your only product is a spring you will spend your entire R&D budget to that end product. When you throw in high technology as a design requirement it gets me ............ well let's just say interested in their final product!
When the final product is competitively priced with the old technology springs, I see it as a no-brainer.
Don't get me wrong. All you OEM and Wolff customers that are happy with their products, stick with them!
But then I don't think that's the reason you're reading this thread, or more importantly, a member of this forum.