TxD said:How do you get the captured guide rod apart to change a spring?
Thanks in advance.
I was concerned about how many rounds the recoil spring assembly would last. Put the question to S&W, the fellow I talked to checked and couldn't find any info on that. So he just sent me a spare assembly. I havent tried, but I don't think it is intended to come apart.
I use the original one for practice, then put the new one in for carry.
(I fired a few hundred rounds with the new assembly to make sure it is reliable to carry.) When malfunctions start with the old one I will let them know how many rounds it took.