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recoil spring life?

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Anyone have an idea how long a stock spring will last? 6000 rounds? 12000? 20000?

my 1911 is a ***** with springs, I have about 4500 rounds through it and notice a ton of slop already. Read they should be swapped out at 5000 or 7000.

My ruger's have well over 8000 rounds with no problems, just really loose. But not problems

I would assume this spring is like glock spring, which it is..should never need to be replaced?
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15k+ through my FNP-9. Only springs replaced so far are mag springs. Still as solid as the day I bought it.

Ship is right, the only reason mine were replaced was because of the slide not locking back. The gun still functioned perfectly in all other respects. I got them "replaced" at around 12k. By "replaced" I mean, I called Bob at FN (after calling customer service 3 times) and he had me send the mags in. I got two new ones in the mail about a week later...oh, and an FN hat. FN even paid for shipping both directions. I don't like that they just replaced the entire things, seems to me that that would just drive prices of the guns up. However, at the same time, I can't complain.

On the topic of recoil spring replacement, I would like to do it, but I'm about 90% sure that I would run into the same problem as mag springs. And I'm lazy. And I'm going to Germany for 4 years so I won't be able to have it anyway.

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