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Thread: Sig P365 9mm range report and impressions

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    Re: Sig P365 9mm range report and impressions

    2532 fired to date. Would've shot more but my shootin' buddies va - jay - jay was sore from the cold drizzling rain....



    I do have the replacement recoil spring. I will switch it out now that I have surpassed the recommended 2500, since I carry this one. I am thinking about swapping it back to the old one for shooting until I have a failure.


    Anyone have a preference?
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    Tarheel Trooper, you have convinced me to put this on my list for new sidearms to buy!

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    Itís a gem for sure. Everyone that has shot mine loves it. Except for my wife. She liked it but I think she was just saying she prefers the Shield (that she wonít carry cause itís too big) over the cost of it...
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    Re: Sig P365 9mm range report and impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Trooper View Post
    2532 fired to date.
    I will switch it out now that I have surpassed the recommended 2500, since I carry this one.
    Anyone have a preference?
    Wow ? I would think that your P365 should go 10,000 rounds at least, before you have to worry about such things .
    I have 6,000 to 7,000 rounds on my original recoil spring (Shield) and no wear!
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    Re: Sig P365 9mm range report and impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHahner View Post
    Wow ? I would think that your P365 should go 10,000 rounds at least, before you have to worry about such things .
    I have 6,000 to 7,000 rounds on my original recoil spring (Shield) and no wear!
    Well, I think it's due to its very short slide and it was designed around a steady diet of +P. The big 320 and 226 series are at 5000.

    FWIW, S&W also recommends the recoil spring in the Shield to be replaced at 3000 rounds...

    I think it has more to do with "duty ready" insurance purposes...

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    Also most companies recommend the recoil spring to be replaced at 3-5 k anyway.
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    Got this off the net and goes along with what your saying : Glad you brought it up !

    "How long do recoil springs last? Well, that comes down to an economy of scale. First is the manufacturer. They usually have a guideline for how long a recoil spring should last before it needs replacing, usually on the order of a few thousand rounds. It may be 2,000 to 3,000 rounds, it might be upward of 10,000 rounds. Also, use has to be considered - is this a hard-working gun that gets hundreds of rounds put through it per month along with daily carry? Or is it a safe queen that only sees a few rounds of hardball a few times a year? Or is this a winter carry gun that only sees partial use? The heavier the use, the more often you might consider changing the spring. Also, the ammunition you feed it matters. Does this gun mostly shoot middle-of-the-road generic hardball? Or is this a competition gun running reduced-recoil rounds? Do you practice with +P ammo frequently? (Some people do.) Frequent high-power loads can reduce the life of the spring as well, so make sure you consider that."

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    Think of recoil coil springs like engine oil. The harder you drive your engine the more often you should change your oil. The harder you run a firearm, the more often you should change the recoil spring. It is a wear part and not expensive. PS: Magazines wear out also and are the biggest point of failure. I change out my carry magazines after about 2,500 rounds. It is cycling the spring that wears it out.

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    Good advice David ! Something that I was not aware of !

    I just ordered from S&W a recoil guide rod assembly for my Shield!
    $12.99 not a bad price for that either !
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    I really appreciate the honesty and integrity of your opinions, TT. Better than reading Skeeter Skeltons articles in Shooting Times Mag back in the 70's.

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