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Old 05-12-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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In search of new recoil springs. Stock is 24lbs on the pistol & Wolf Gunsprings has a 17lbs springs. Obviously the single-action trigger is a nightmare, does anybody have experience with the 17lbs spring? Does it improve the trigger pull significantly? Where else can I source springs?
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:10 PM   #2
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I changed out both the recoil and hammer springs in my P64 with Wolf. Hammer spring rated at 18 lbs made significant difference in the double action trigger pull. On my pistol, the SA pull was good but the DA was very heavy before the spring swap. IIRC, the recoil spring affects, oddly enough, recoil not trigger pull. When you replace the hammer spring, be sure it is strong enough to activate the primers on your preferred practice and carry ammo.
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I'd play it safe and go 18lbs and up.
Mine has a 19lb.
Has enough to still have a pretty good hammer strike and keep the mag release firm.
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I've tried 18, 19 and 20. The 19 is what I settled on.
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Running an 18 Lb'er here...

Good luck sourcing them from anyone other than Wolff.
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I changed out both the recoil and hammer springs in my P64 with Wolf. Hammer spring rated at 18 lbs made significant difference in the double action trigger pull. On my pistol, the SA pull was good but the DA was very heavy before the spring swap. IIRC, the recoil spring affects, oddly enough, recoil not trigger pull. When you replace the hammer spring, be sure it is strong enough to activate the primers on your preferred practice and carry ammo.
This is literally gold, thanks for the knowledge
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Running an 18 Lb'er here...

Good luck sourcing them from anyone other than Wolff.
thank you
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I've tried 18, 19 and 20. The 19 is what I settled on.
Why is that?
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Why is that?
The hammer spring weight affects the double action pull mostly, but it also changes the single action very slightly. The single action pull is so light it's almost too light with the 18# spring. I also worried about light strikes with the 18# spring. I figure that if I use my P64 in a real life situation the double action pull won't really be a problem. I've practiced drawing it and shooting at targets in double action and I'm confident that I can be effective.
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Keep in mind that the hammer spring also directly controls the magazine catch. If you try to run an 18 Lb or less hammer spring, make sure the magazine isn't falling out on the last round. Some folks have reported this problem with their P64's and the lighter springs.
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