What is recoil spring plug?
: a spring used to cushion the shock of a recoiling gun or other mechanism.
Where does the recoil spring go?
The closed end goes on the guide rod. The open end goes forward into the plug. The closed end is a tight fit and would have too much friction if it had to pass over the guide rod (which it would do if in the front). If the open end were on the guide rod, the spring could work around the base and jam the gun.
What is a reverse plug 1911?
The intent of the reverse plug is to redirect the increase in spring tension to the dust cover of the Slide. This eliminates the pressure on the barrel bushing or compensator if used. The 1911 bushing cavity is compromised to accept a barrel bushing lug in the Slide.
How does recoil buffer work?
a recoil buffer prevents the bolt carrier group, or bolt, from slamming into the back of the receiver under recoil. A recoil buffer reduces the amount of recoil. Some are hydraulic cylinders, some are springs.
What does the recoil spring do in a 1911?
For the modern 1911 user, it’s important to pay attention to the most common wear items on the gun. Let’s go over a list: Recoil springs: Very important for the reliable function of your gun. The higher slide velocity, means the springs have to store more energy, and decelerate a faster moving slide.
What is the weight of a 5 inch 1911 spring?
Back in the day, there was only one spring for the 5-inch 1911 pistol…and it wasn’t identified by “pounds.” Neither was it the now-accepted standard 16 pound spring. Sometime in the last 30 years, 16 pounds came to be standard, and everybody accepted that figure…because it was close enough for gub’mint work.
Why does the commander have such high recoil?
The increased felt recoil in a Commander is the result of lower weight and higher spring rate. The difference is much less noticeable in the steel-framed Combat Commander…but it’s still there due to the spring.
What is the weight of a Colt Commander spring?
It’s also become widely accepted that the Commander and Combat Commander “standard” spring is 18 pounds, despite the fact that after testing many hundereds of new pistols over nearly 25 years, I have yet to find a Colt Commander with a spring that tests at 18 pounds. Nor have I been able to find a Colt Government Model spring that tests at 16.
How much does a spring weigh?
Neither was it the now-accepted standard 16 pound spring. Sometime in the last 30 years, 16 pounds came to be standard, and everybody accepted that figure…because it was close enough for gub’mint work.