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Sorry if this question has been asked before, I can't find any by searching. Has anyone experimented with a single recoil spring? I tried a Colt Government 380 recoil spring....too long. I also tried a single Mustang 380 spring........too short and weak. Thought I would check before experimenting further.......
 

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Sorry if this question has been asked before, I can't find any by searching. Has anyone experimented with a single recoil spring? I tried a Colt Government 380 recoil spring....too long. I also tried a single Mustang 380 spring........too short and weak. Thought I would check before experimenting further.......
Now why would one want to do that. If kahr thought the single recoil spring was the right thing to have in the gun, more than likely it would be there. If it ain't broke don't fix it. the captive recoil springs are quite popular on small framed guns..
 

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There are several guns out there that work better on single recoil springs. The Colt Mustang 380 is one of them. They came from Colt with a double spring set up exactly like the Kahr 380. They function better with a single spring and wolff gunsprings makes these in several weights. Gun manufacturers don't always do what is best, they frequently do what is cheapest or easiest. Plastic guide rods, plastic triggers are just a few examples. A single recoil spring allows for tuning of the action to the load you want to use. Heavy loads like the Buffalo Bore 380 ammo would cause less wear & tear on the gun if the recoil spring was stronger. This is commonly done in many guns, I just thout I would check and see if anyone has experimented yet.
 

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There are several guns out there that work better on single recoil springs. The Colt Mustang 380 is one of them. They came from Colt with a double spring set up exactly like the Kahr 380. They function better with a single spring and wolff gunsprings makes these in several weights. Gun manufacturers don't always do what is best, they frequently do what is cheapest or easiest. Plastic guide rods, plastic triggers are just a few examples. A single recoil spring allows for tuning of the action to the load you want to use. Heavy loads like the Buffalo Bore 380 ammo would cause less wear & tear on the gun if the recoil spring was stronger. This is commonly done in many guns, I just thout I would check and see if anyone has experimented yet.
u might be right but a captive recoil system is not cheap compared to a single spring system. Maybe the colt mustang works better with the change/maybe not either..Right now no one makes a heavier recoil system for the P380 kahr and they have a heavy recoil system in them now compared to the 9# system that Ruger has in their lcp. Wolffs in time has come up with a heavier recoilsystem for the captive recoil system in the kahr PM9 and PM40, so I would venture to guess that downt he road we might see a heavier recoil system in the P380, if wolffs tests it out and deems it is a necessity to the gun. The P380 now is one tuff little bugger to rack the slide properly and that is due to their stout recoil system thaty have in the gun. It certainly is not 9# pussy system that is in the lcp. One kahrs more than any gun I have owned, their factory system is one very stouch recoil assembly. YMMV. My 2 cents.
 
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