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i am currently shooting 180 grain fmj for target at the range and 180grain federal tactical hollows for carry. My question is this: Will it benefit me at all to get a new guide rod and spring combo or would it really be purely psycholgical? Also, if so what should i go with? Im pretty sure the stock spring is set at 16lbs, so say if i put in a tungsten rod and a slightly heavier spring would the reciol be any less noticable? would there be any change in performance as far as you guys would say? Just looking for some opinions and suggestions on the matter. feel free to post pics of yours with new rod/spring combos also. Thanks for the help folks.
 

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I think you are good to go with the factory setup!! But if you want to spend the money go to the MP-Store to do it!!
 

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First, I am not an expert.



Second, what is your reason for changing the recoil spring weight? I changed to a stiffer recoil spring in a .45 Llama 1911 clone because it was stove piping continuously. I added a full length SS guide rod because I could (see third note). The heavier spring slowed the cycle rate enough to eliminate the problem. I did not notice a perceptible difference in the recoil.



Third, it's your toy, customize it to your heart's content. Remember to field test any mods before relying on it as your EDC.
 

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I'm not a smart guy but I do have opinions as follow:



If you think 1/2 ounce will make a difference and have money to burn get the tungston rod. Better yet have a machine shop make a hollow one and pour it full of lead.



If you are using Factory Standard Ammo your stock pistol should perform as designed. (ie quite well)



If you plan on re-loading with powder charges outside the recomended normal ranges you might need to change spring weight.



If you want to play with the design characteristics and have the coins with which to do so, be our guest.



Enjoy your toy



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i have had no problems with the stock setup!!! like i said i was just looking for some opinions on the matter. ive got about 2000 rounds through it now,and no problems at all. no FTF, FTE, nothing,so again, i was just looking for some suggestions as far as if it would matter or not. I love this pistol stock,and wouldnt want to do anything to hinder its performance, although i will definately be sending it to Dan Burwellfor some custom work. thanks for your replies guysand keepem coming.
 

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I'm smart. That's all I have to say about that. 8)
 
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