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Who makes the best replacement spring for a SIG 229/.40? Should I get the OEM, the Wolff, someone else?

Also, what weight should I go with? I don't have any problem cycling the slide, so I don't need a low power spring for ease of use. Will a heavier spring protect the frame better or is the standard weight the best?

Thank you.

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I have used the standard Sig OEM RS in my P229 .40 since 1996. It handles SD ammo, ball and my mid-range reloads with no issues. Gun has over 48,000 rounds through it and looks nicely broken in.

I use standard weight Wolff in my 1911's. They also handle SD ammo, ball and my mid-range reloads with no issues. I've never owned a pistol that had a problem using the standard weight RS wiith all three classes of ammo.

Here's some Wolff info regarding selection of pistol RS's:

https://www.gunsprings.com/index.php?page=FAQ

Generally, you'd use a heavier spring for continuous use of hotter (+P) loads. If you used very light bullseye-style reloads you might want a lighter spring.


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Thanks. I use range ammo, reloads and a few SD rounds in my gun. Sounds like no need for a HD spring. I don't shoot heavy stuff through them.



"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012

"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."

Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
 
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