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Why identical G19/G23/G32 recoil springs weights?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mark13, Apr 15, 2005.

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  1. Mark13

    Mark13 Member

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    Why do the G19/G23/G32 all use a stock 18# recoil spring? It this just to provide reliable function with really weak .40/.357 ammo?

    It's time for a new spring in my G23, I was going to get a 20#.

    Do you G32 owners prefer 20# or 22#? I think I might get a .357 barrel also.

    How is the G32 magazine different?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    The Glock, as well as any other Browning-pattern short recoil system pistol, has the breech locked during the time the bullet goes down the bore. The slide doesn't unlock and continue backwards until the pressure has dropped to a much lower level. The purpose of the recoil spring is to control the momentum of the slide going backwards, and return it to battery when it goes forward. Rest assured that the manufacturer knows what kind of spring should be used.
     
  3. tlhelmer

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    A Beretta armorer advised me that the 92 and the 96 recoil springs are exactly the same as well. It seems like they would be different weights, but apparently they aren't.
     
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