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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #1
 
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Which spring kit for GP100?

I'm down to picking between the Wolff kit or the one from Brownells...they say "Guaranteed Superior", or something like that. Both are pretty much the same price. Anyone know of something better?

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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #2
 
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I have always had good luck out of wolff springs, most of my guns have wolff mainsprings.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #3
 
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Wolff 10lb trigger and 10lb hammer. I have them in all my GPs.
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Wolff 10lb trigger and 10lb hammer. I have them in all my GPs.
Allglock - was the difference significant? I have a 3" GP100 I'm pondering on whether or not to put on aftermarket springs.
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Allglock - was the difference significant? I have a 3" GP100 I'm pondering on whether or not to put on aftermarket springs.
Yes, especially if you gun is older. Ruger has put 10lb trigger springs in there newer model GPs. So if you have a newer GP, all you really need to do is change out the hammer spring.
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Yes, especially if you gun is older. Ruger has put 10lb trigger springs in there newer model GPs. So if you have a newer GP, all you really need to do is change out the hammer spring.
I think mine is from around 1989 sometime. It has a pretty heavy trigger that never bothered me until I tried shooting PPC with it. Now, I want to lighten it a bit.
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I think mine is from around 1989 sometime. It has a pretty heavy trigger that never bothered me until I tried shooting PPC with it. Now, I want to lighten it a bit.
Yes that is older!,I would definately go with the 10lb trigger and hammer springs from Wolff gunsprings.
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I read somewhere that both spring kits are actually made by the same company. On some other forum a guy said he ordered the brownells and when it came it the mail it said Wolff. If one is cheaper get that one.

Yes it makes a noticeable difference in the feel I put an 9lb trigger and 10lb hammer spring in mine. A few weeks later I went to the range with a friend who hadn't fired it since the spring change, it actually caught him off guard the first time he fired it single action because the pull was so much easier.

Also, since the change, I have fired probably 600 or so rounds. Mostly cheap reloads a local shop sells, but only one FTF and that was with the crappy stuff, not once with good ammo. So I am blaming that on the ammo not the springs as I have yet to have a FTF with decent ammo.

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Thanks everyone.
I am definitely changing out the springs. My no-so-local gunsmith told me about the Wolff spring kit. He also said that the GP100 internals are pretty well finished and didn't really need to be reworked. We'll see.
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Wolf & Wilson springs are the same .

If ya go with the 10# be sure to use federal primers for 100% ignition!
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Wolf & Wilson springs are the same .

If ya go with the 10# be sure to use federal primers for 100% ignition!
I have used every primer type available,and have never had a misfire withthe 10 lb. I did get a couple with the 9lb spring.
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I have used every primer type available,and have never had a misfire withthe 10 lb. I did get a couple with the 9lb spring.
That's kinda what I have heard too. Most people have had problems with the lightest springs.
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Wolf & Wilson springs are the same .

If ya go with the 10# be sure to use federal primers for 100% ignition!
Most (really all) of the others shooting PPC have the lightest springs installed and they all only use Federal primers. Before I discovered PPC, I invested heavily in CCI primers...10,000! So, I'm going to try the heaviest spring (10#) to start out with.
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can anybody please direct me to the thread(s) that discusses how to replace the trigger and hammer springs.

i don't want to mess up my new gp100

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Wolf & Wilson springs are the same .

If ya go with the 10# be sure to use federal primers for 100% ignition!
I agree with GP100Man! All I use are Federal Small Pistol Magnum primers & love 'em!
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