cutting factory main spring

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billhac
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cutting factory main spring

Post by billhac » January 27th, 2013, 4:32 pm

hi all i was talking with a couple of buddies(one is a gunsmith) about what can be done about the tough DA on my p64. now we all know about just getting a spring kit from wolf, but my buddies said that they both cut one ring off of the main spring and grinded it flat with a dremmel, and after firing theirs, it was a bit lighter, i might even say managable, so i just want to get some opnions from some of you on this board, has any one tried this and had any luck? i did order my spring kits, and with priority shipping should be at my door by the end of the week.

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Re: cutting factory main spring

Post by billhac » January 31st, 2013, 11:33 pm

Ok, nobody wants to comment. Well I got my spring kit from wolf today, I did the main spring change, but before that I cut one ring off of the factory spring and, wow, its allmost exactly the same, I shot it both ways with no issues at all so for me I left the cut down factory spring in it. So if any one is looking for alternatives to buying and waiting for a spring from wolf, this is a great option.

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Re: cutting factory main spring

Post by billhac » January 31st, 2013, 11:35 pm

I changed the factory spring for the 18# wolf then back. I did not use the 19 or 20

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Re: cutting factory main spring

Post by fully machined » February 1st, 2013, 12:07 am

I have trimmed some hammer spring and read on this forum of members using other hammer springs.
If you like it, good!! I believe it best if hammer is decreased, then recoil should be increased.
At least we got a source for some springs. Welcome

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Re: cutting factory main spring

Post by billhac » February 1st, 2013, 2:02 am

Btw I did change the recoil spring to the 22# it made a hell of a difference to the web of my hand. I think it is now my favorite.

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Re: cutting factory main spring

Post by koolkats » March 22nd, 2013, 7:37 pm

bill,

Did you grind the end flat?

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