WOLFF RECOIL SPRINGS FOR SIG P6 Feb 7, 2009 16:37:14 GMT -5
Post by mid-age on Feb 7, 2009 16:37:14 GMT -5
I order a set of Wolff extra power recoil springs for my Sig p6. They are 17, 19 and 21 pounds. I went to the range today to see how they work. I took both of my Sig p6's. One is with a new factory spring and guide rod. The other one has a Bedair stainless steel guide rod on it. They claim it will help with the recoil. This is the one I put the Wolff springs in. I took three kinds of 9 mm ammo. Winchester white box 115 gr. FMJ, Remington green box 115 gr. FMJ and S&B (Sellier & Bellot) 115 gr. FMJ. The S&B ammo is loaded a little hotter then the US ammo. First I shot both Sig's with the factory recoil springs. I saw no different between the one with the Bedair stainless recoil guide and the one with the factory recoil guide. Now I put the 21 pound recoil spring on first and shot 5 rounds of Remington and S&B through the gun, the slide did not lock open after the last round and I also had one stovepipe jam and the empty brass landed on the table. I took the 21 off and put on the 19 pounds recoil spring. Shot 5 more rounds of Remington and S&B still the slide did not lock open but now no stovepipe jams. The empty brass landed just off the table. Then I try the 17 pounds recoil spring. Now after the the last round the slide lock open the all the brass flew to the right of me about four to five feet. I had no problems with any of the ammo after that. I shot both P6's one with the factory guide rod and recoil spring and the other one with the 17 pound recoil spring and the Bedair guide rod to see if there are any different between them. The one with the Wolff spring has less kick but not much. I think that the 19 pounds spring will work with hotter ammo like the plus-p rounds. I didn't have any to try it with but when I do buy some I try the 19 and 21 pounds recoil springs and see how they work. I also order a set of Wolff recoil spring for my FEG R-61 in .380 acp. I put on the 15 pound which I had to cut to fit. It did lighten the kick a little. Now the gun is not trying to jump out of my hand. Now do I think buying the Wolff extra power recoil springs are worth it. Well for the FEG R-61 yes I do. As for the Sig P6 until I shot some hotter rounds through my gun I would say the jury is still out on this one. As for the Bedair stainless guide rod helping with the recoil, for me I would say no but I still like the way it looks on my Sig.