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Old 04-01-2018, 7:33 AM
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Default High round count handgun maintenance

I have a Glock 19 and a SIG P220 that were bought around 1990 the glock is at around 10,000 rounds , the sig about 5k I've never done anything other than just your standard Field Strip clean is there anything you need to do for handguns with that amount of rounds threw them. They both still function flawlessly.
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Change out the recoil springs, and do it more often.
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new recoil spring would prob be good.
can always strip and replace all springs
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Recoil spring at 5,000.
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Old 04-01-2018, 9:58 AM
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Recoil springs it is. Just oem, or any benefit to aftermarket ones?,,,
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Recoil springs it is. Just oem, or any benefit to aftermarket ones?,,,
Unless you are building the gun for use with lower velocity/lower powered ammo (like minor PF IDPA/USPSA)....just use factory components.

They have lasted this long...so it's a safe bet they will last another 10K rds.



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Thanks guys!
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On the P220 I would also suggest that you replace the decocking spring. I didn't on my high round count P229 and it failed on me. Without that spring the trigger will not reset

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Change out springs and maybe get a new barrel. I have my OEM and a storm lake for both my 19 & 26. Replace the recoil spring every 5,000 rounds and all others every 10,000 rounds.
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I have a Shield that's nearing 20,000. As others have said, re-coil springs. But I feel like I'm ready for all the springs to be honest. It MAY not need them, but I look at it as preventative maintenance. I clean it weekly, but I also shoot it at least once a week. I do a "deep clean" 3-4 times a year. My groups have opened up a (very)little, but I can't say if it is the gun, or my eyes. I'm going to run it until it falls apart.
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10k is considered high mileage these days?!

I change the springs out on my competition gun annually, which is probably about 10k rounds. Besides that, just look carefully at components for any stress, deformation, etc. replace as necessary
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10k is considered high mileage these days?!

I change the springs out on my competition gun annually, which is probably about 10k rounds. Besides that, just look carefully at components for any stress, deformation, etc. replace as necessary
It is for me,, I wish I had the time and money to put more down range, it took me almost 30 years to do that many!
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my g34 got a new recoil sprint at 25k rounds - though still seemed to be working fine, trigger spring broke at about 30k, everything else is still "as new" ;-)
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Standard pm, replacing wear items is cheap insurance. Check the magazines, they are wear items too.
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recoil and magazine springs
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If they are range toys...I'd just keep shooting them until you get a hiccup or two. Most production guns are way over sprung so even a slightly worn out spring has enough oomph.

As a point of reference my Tanfo comes with a 14lbs recoil spring stock, I run a 9lbs..on my practice gun I know I have over 10,000 rounds through it and it still runs great. Now on the hammer spring the light spring I run gives me light strikes on Winchester primers after 5000 rounds. I run a 10lbs and stock is 16 or 18lbs.

I've found that hammer springs tend to give you more problems than recoil springs.
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The only thing you should regularly replace for a range gun is the recoil spring. Replace everything else when it breaks or is out of spec....
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