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I am look for replacement recoil springs and guide rods for my slowly growing collection of Glocks (17, 21,22,30). Suggestions? I use Wolfe springs in my 1911s (like most of us) and was wondering what is the consensus for Glocks. I would like to get rid of the cheesy plastic guide rod and captured recoil spring.
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Hello. I don't know that it was necessary, but I'd heard of SOME of the Glock plastic recoil spring guides breaking, so I replaced with Wolff. No problems whatsoever, but in all fairness, I had no problems before. Just a possible preventive measure.

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Try ISMI springs and guide rods. Replaced the guide rod and springs in my 21, 23, and 35 with one of their units

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I just put a Lightning Strike guide rod/Wolf spring in my G35. While the gun functions fine the slide seems to grate slightly when pulled back. Anyone else notice this with a steel guide rod? FWIW, I've always had good functioning with the stock plastic unit.
 

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I have heard good things about both ISMI and Lightning Strike, and Wolff has been the standard for everything for shooters for years. Lightning Strike IS geared specifically for Glocks, however. I think that they all would be OK.

Personally, I use the original plastic guide rods in my guns; and my Mod. 17 has the UN-captured one, and it still works great.
 

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I used a Wolff guide rod with their non-captive springs in my G22's for a long time. Now that I mainly shoot the G19, I haven't set them up the same way... yet. So far, the stock recoil spring is fine. We'll see.

Btw, the advantage of the non-captive spring for the G22/23 & .357 Glocks is that the standard spring wt (17-18 # i think) is too light, and you can go to a heavier spring easily, or vary the wt as needed. MarkCO, a GlockTalk moderator and forensic engineer, has extensively tested this, and finds that the 20-22 lb springs give better results in the .40 Glocks. Less frame battering, etc. I used the 20 and 22# both and they worked great, with full-power loads. FWIW.
 

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The majority of people will go with either the wolff rod and spring or they go with the ISMI rod and spring. This may be pointing out the obvious to some, but Wolff guide rods and ISMI guide rods are different diameter. You cannot mix the different types. Also, when you get up over 20 lbs. recoil springs, the ISMI uncaptured springs are pretty tough to get on the rod and back in the gun. They do seem to function very well. Alot of people say the ISMI is far superior to Wolff because the ISMI is the flat wire spring like the original Glock spring. Has anyone ever tested the ISMI springs for consistency and accuracy as far performance at the correct spring rate? I have an SDM Fabricating recoil spring tester that I use for 1911 springs. I recently decided to try ISMI springs for the 1911. I ordered and received a few different weight ISMI springs and tested them on the spring tester. I found alot of variation in the ISMI springs. So much that I do not think I want to try them again. This makes me wonder if anyone has ever tested the ISMI springs for the Glocks in the same way. All of the Wolff 1911 springs I have tested have been very consistent.
 

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On 2001-04-23 03:13, Mall Ninja wrote:
Btw, the advantage of the non-captive spring for the G22/23 & .357 Glocks is that the standard spring wt (17-18 # i think) is too light, and you can go to a heavier spring easily, or vary the wt as needed. MarkCO, a GlockTalk moderator and forensic engineer, has extensively tested this, and finds that the 20-22 lb springs give better results in the .40 Glocks. Less frame battering, etc. I used the 20 and 22# both and they worked great, with full-power loads. FWIW.
Hmm, I haven't had any trouble with the stock springs in either my G23 or G30, but the rim of the stock guide rod on the G23 did break a while back. I replaced it with another stock rod and haven't had any trouble, but I've been considering the Wolff guide rod and spring just to see if it made any difference. I may have to try a heavier spring weight, too.

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Okay, I admit my inexperience : what is the website for 'THE' products ???? Do they make guiderods for the 26/27 Glocks ???

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THE Accessories makes the highest quality guiderods for the Glock pistol and ISMI springs are far superior to the Wolff.

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Good Postings. I am in the process of going through all of my Glocks now and replacing the springs. I went to the Wolff website, BTW one of the easiest sites to look at and search, and I am thinking of moving up a pound or two on my 22, 23, 27 and 30. This is what I know as of now:

Stock Weight for the 22 is 18#, 23 is also 18#, the 27 is 16# and the 30 is 17#. I am going to try 20# in the .40's and 19# in the .45. I saw a Wilson video with Bill Wilson shooting a G-17 and the empty shells were ejecting 1 foot away from the pistol and very consistant. I would love for my Glocks to do that. My pistols eject the empties all over the place. Do you think going up in weight a Pound or two will help?

Also, I have a spring tester (home made) and I have been using Wolff for years and they have worked great. Consistant quality control and least variation from spring to spring. I will usually buy 6 springs at a time and all will be within 3% of each other for a given deflection.

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I've found in my G17 the ISMI Spring and tool steel rod made a big differents to me.Less recoil and the brass fly's about four inch's.
The spring is very well made,and I'm very happy with it.
I've found no better spring than the ISMI(I've tryed all the big names)\
 

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I use a 13# ISMI spring in my G35 for IPSC. I shoot a 180 gr plated bullet at 935 fps. There is no evidence of any frame or slide damage after many thousands of rounds.
 
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