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3 of Our Favorite Recoil Springs

by Ben Jimenez 2 min read

3 of Our Favorite Recoil Springs

One of these days, your gun’s recoil spring will start to wear out. The number of rounds that you shoot before you need to replace a recoil spring differs significantly from gun to gun.

In some cases, guns can shoot 10,000 rounds before their recoil springs start to fail. You may have heard some friends boast that their Glock has fired more than 20,000 rounds without showing any sign of failure.

Exceptions happen, but they’re rare. For the most part, you should expect to change your recoil springs after firing 2,500 rounds.

Considering that replacements cost less than $30, you might as well keep your gun in excellent condition. You never know when you will need it.

When it comes time for you to replace your recoil springs, consider using one of our favorites. They tend to work well, last a long time and have affordable prices.

Glock Gen5 Recoil Spring Assembly

Glock Gen5 recoil spring assemblies fit some of the most popular Glock Gen5 CCWs, including the:

  • G17
  • G19
  • G26
  • G34

Glock makes durable 9mm guns. Standard Gen5 models hold 17 rounds. You can, however, get expanded magazines designed to carry up to 33 bullets. You probably won’t carry a 33-round magazine with your CCW, but the option comes in handy while practicing at the range.

Since you can fire so many bullets without changing magazines, you can wear down the recoil spring quickly. Keep track of how many rounds you fire so you can replace the recoil spring after 2,500 shots.

Sig Sauer P365 Recoil Spring Assembly

Everyday carriers love the Sig Saur P365 models because of their small, lightweight build. All five P365 models measure 5.8 inches and weigh only 17.8 ounces. That makes them less than half a foot long and just slightly over half a pound heavy.

Despite their small size, the Sig Sauer P365 models can carry 10+1 rounds. Owners can even opt for extended magazines that hold up to 16 rounds.

You can purchase Sig Sauer micro-compact handguns for about $500. They’re affordable, but not cheap. Replacing the recoil spring regularly will help your pistol stay in top condition so it can protect you in dangerous situations.

Ruger LCP Recoil Spring Assembly

Ruger LCP models are extremely popular because they have low prices and small designs. They only weigh 9.6 ounces. You can’t get much lighter than that. With an overall length of 5.16 inches, you can conceal the Ruger LCP easily. It helps that the Ruger LCP costs less than $300, making it an entry-level pistol that lives up to its popularity.

The Ruger LCP only holds 6+1 rounds, so you need to make the most of every shot. Getting a new recoil spring helps ensure that you hit your target without needing to reload.

Our favorite recoil springs will help keep your gun in excellent shape. You can also protect your weapon by keeping it in one of our IWB, OWB, or hybrid tuckable holsters. We make our holsters from Kydex, so your CCW stays safe from moisture even on hot, muggy days.

Ben Jimenez
Ben Jimenez


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