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Among the pistolsmiths here, what is your recommendation for use with .45 IDPA loads in the 165-170 PF range? Previously, I've always used 18.5# recoil springs for everything but the lightest steel plate loads, but lately I've been using the 16# spring that came stock with my Kimber Classic and I have come to like the slightly crisper cycling of the lighter spring. Over time, will the use of the 18.5# extend the life of the gun? BTW, I always use a Shok Buff or similar product.
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99% of the hardball pistols I build are using an 18 1/2 spring. I feel the 16 is just too light for that bullet and load. If the 18 1/2 locks your slide back on the last round, that's the one I'd use. If it doesn't, go to the 16 and do use that shok buff.
 
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