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 #.
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 said: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.
Well I am happy that is YOUR experience, but mine is different and Glock says a different spring is needed.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
You are correct, same spring for the gen3, but they are different between models in the gen4.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
An interesting question. Just today someone mentioned to me that on a Kimber 1911 it is suggested to change the spring every 1300-1600 rounds.Since we're on the subject of recoil springs, how often are you guys changing them out? I got 1600 rounds out of mine before my g22 started failure to feed problems and kicking spent brass backwards in my face. About 1 round per mag. I'm using ismi springs on a steel rod. Anyone else having this problem? I was told those springs should last 5000 rounds. Not just 1600.
Is it a gen 4? Google glock brass to face. And then call glock and have them send you a new recoil spring.Since we're on the subject of recoil springs, how often are you guys changing them out? I got 1600 rounds out of mine before my g22 started failure to feed problems and kicking spent brass backwards in my face. About 1 round per mag. I'm using ismi springs on a steel rod. Anyone else having this problem? I was told those springs should last 5000 rounds. Not just 1600.
That's exactly the difference..! The early gen. 4,s had the double recoil spring like in the sub. compacts and then , went back to the single spring up-grade so's two No.s but you want the single spring G-17..!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.
I don't see the need to change the sprang every 1300 rounds or so.!Definitely seems to be the case. My spring was a sponge. From now on I'll just change it every 1300 to be safe and sound
Sound advice. I recently ordered replacement springs for all my Glocks. May never need them but if I do they are ready.dango said:I don't see the need to change the sprang every 1300 rounds or so.!
Actually , I would not change anything until issues become "chronic".
Some springs last indefinably , 25,000 rds. and beyond. I won't do anything until a problem presents itself . I would however have a nice collect of complete replacements for all things prone to wear and tear.!
"If it ain't broke , don't fix it"..! OMHO....!