What Makes Our.460 Rowland® Tougher Buffer Recoil System Such an Improvement Over the Standard, 200 year-old design?
To begin, this Dual-Action, Flat-Wound Recoil Spring System stacks in a smaller space, lasts longer and runs smoother than assemblies with conventionally-wound springs.
By nesting a short section of flat-wound spring inside the base of the main spring, we permit the gun to unlock and begin its cycle under normal spring tension.
As the slide accelerates and approaches the end of its cycle that inertia is resisted gradually by the second spring until, finally, twice the starting spring tension is being exerted against that moving hunk of steel.
This Dual-Action innovation effectively reduces felt recoil while saving your frame from undue punishment in a smooth and sustainable way.
1911: Using Tuning Packs to Adjust Recoil Spring Tension
We ship your Conversion with a 20 lb Dual-Action Recoil Spring. But all 1911’s and shooters are different, and some minor adjustment is sometimes desirable.
· Your Carbon Steel 1911 may also run well with a 22 lb or even a 24 lb recoil spring
· If your gun is Stainless Steel it may run best with a 17, 15 or 13 lb recoil spring
Your spent brass should eject no more than 20 feet from your firing position.
Optimal distances will be in the range of 5 to 10 feet.
Increase recoil spring tension to reduce the distance spent brass flies.
Decrease recoil spring tension to increase the distance spent brass flies
If you are not getting reliable ejection then reduce recoil spring tension.