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Recoil Springs

This is a discussion on Recoil Springs within the Glock Accessories forums, part of the Glock General Discussion category; I have recently purchased a G3 22. My buddy has a G4 22. I notice less recoil in the G4. Maybe not less but a ...

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    Recoil Springs

    I have recently purchased a G3 22. My buddy has a G4 22. I notice less recoil in the G4. Maybe not less but a smoother push. What do you recommend to calm the G3 down just a bit? Heavy guide rod? Heavier spring?. IS there a double spring kit for the G3? Any help is a ppreciated. First time Glock owner.

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    Whiskey...didn't read all the way through this...but here's where I get just about all my Glock stuff! Lone Wolf Distributors out of far northern Idaho.

    Lone Wolf Distributors - Products - Springs
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    There is a recoil buffer that can be put in the frame but buy a couple as they are only good for about 200-300 rounds (mine have gone longer, but they start to deteriorate), and of course a heavier guide rod/spring assembly will assist as well. I have a Super Heavy Tungsten guide rod and spring in my G19G3 and it made a huge difference.
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    I run a recoil buffer on my G19 and it retards the slide slamming for less wear and tear.
    Recoil Buffer: Think very thin, 1/16” thick, rubber like gasket, that is placed where your RSA touches the slide. Cushions the recoil spring to slide interface.
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    IMO i'd stay away from the aftermarket parts and try replacing the RSA with a new Glock one. I've shot many Gen 3's and compared them to Gen 4's and I honestly can never tell a difference.
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    I can only vouch for the tungsten guide rod (get factory spring weight) which I installed in my Gen4 23 with great results.

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    There's a law of physics. "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you increase spring weight, you may have to use a higher velocity ammo to overcome the spring tension or you may have malfunctions.

    Competition shooters sometimes use lighter springs with lower velocity ammo to achieve lighter recoil which in turn can increase accuracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrtwuck View Post
    There's a law of physics. "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you increase spring weight, you may have to use a higher velocity ammo to overcome the spring tension or you may have malfunctions.

    Competition shooters sometimes use lighter springs with lower velocity ammo to achieve lighter recoil which in turn can increase accuracy.
    Use them in all my Glocks... never had one issue with any Ammo or malfunctions. Just my experiences.

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    Ordered the tungsten Guide rod with factory spring. Thanks for all the help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfhb View Post
    Use them in all my Glocks... never had one issue with any Ammo or malfunctions. Just my experiences.
    I said "may" have malfunctions, not would.
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