Originally Posted by jdavis
Correct me if incorrect but...
i think what you typed is accurate but missing something about the range of spring rates that will properly cycle for a specific cartridge
ex: when brand X 95gr fmj ball fires it pushes out the bullet at 940 fps this recoil energy in the LC380 can properly cycle a range a recoil spring ratings from 8lbs up to 14lbs (just guessing at the numbers)
by properly cycle I mean the spent cartridge will be ejected when the slide moves back and a fresh cartridge will be stripped from the magazine and pushed into the chamber when the slide moves forward
for an 8lb spring the slide velocity moving back & forward after firing the cartridge is faster than the 14lb spring, this faster slide velocity is what the person holding the gun feels in the grip as the slide slams back/forth
because clearly if what I typed is incorrect then galloway would not be able to sell a 20lb recoil spring for 9m when the factory recoil spring is rated at 16lb, that is a 25% increase and yet galloway claims on their website the recoil spring will function fine with basic ball ammo - plus this just seems like physics stuff, force moving mass etc
since the ruger lc380 & lc9 are both dual recoil springs, i'm guessing that if i just try replacing 1 or the other instead of both, this will be some reduced value - whatever I will try this & see what happens