I didn't take note when this issue came up here. So today, I was checking the recoil spring and it was very tight and almost binding. Is Wolff recoil spring a good replacement, if not, what is?
I'm estimating 1,500 rounds. It's binding when removing it from guide rod. I have to use something to grab the guide rod to separate the two. Miraculously, it's not giving me any problem but I want to replace it a better one.
All my other Sigs don't do that. they are moderately tight on one end and gradually loose towards the other end.
I can tell you that the ssguiderods dot com solid stainless is a better fit. I could always feel a slight hesitation in my .40S&W P229 SAS Gen 2 as it returned to battery. It was something you couldn't see during cycling but could feel. Never failed to function though except with the Lawman TMJ. Now it never hesitates. It cycles smoothly, like it is supposed to. I've never bought into solid stainless guide rods for their "weight" controlling recoil, and I steel don't. It just isn't enough difference to matter. But having an accurately-machined, smooth-surfaced guide rod of the proper diameter has had a positive impact on reliability. I have the good recoil springs that I bought some time ago. I'm still using the one that came in my P229 SAS Gen 2 .40S&W from the factory. The colored (tight) end, still fits properly at the base, but I no longer feel the urge to get a set of pliers to pull it off the guide rod and put it back on. (I never actually did that, but I wanted to once or twice. Instead, I nearly pulled my thumb nails off working it free.)
SIG just recently started having problems with the source of their recoil springs and started transitioning to a new source. I have a thread on here somewhere about the recoil springs for the Carry size P220 (red colored end). They also were starting to have a strand walk out on them but the spares I ordered actually have both ends soldered to keep the strands in place. So far, they are holding up.
That's interesting. I wish we had a mechanical engineer that understood what drives that. I love learning that kind of stuff. I don't shoot .357SIG anywhere near as much as the other calibers. I've never witnessed it in the ones I have in .40S&W, 9mm or full-size .45ACP. I'm sure it happens, but I haven't seen it in any of mine. The only ones I've ever had that did that were the ones in my Carry size P220 in .45ACP. And all the spare springs I've bought for it have been soldered on each end. The couple of spares for it that came in P220 parts kit are not soldered.One strand has always walked out in the German made multi strand spring. I worked at a police department where we had the p226 357sig. All the springs eventually did this, but we never had any problems with them and just ignored that one strand that always walked out a little bit.
Forgive my ignorance. Where can I buy the new recoil spring? I went to Sig/TGS sites and they're both still showing the old blue twisted wire.As I have noted in other threads on this topic, Sig has dropped the multi wire 229 357/40 springs and gone to a flat wire, and those fit and run fine. I've also got a Wolf, but it has a very sloppy fit and has caused my slide to mildly bind on occasion, so I def prefer the new Sig springs myself, fwiw . . .