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Hello,

I want to put in a 19lb main spring in my P226 to reduce the DA pull. When browsing on Wolff's website, I found out there is a performance pak with a extra power firing pin spring. My question is when I should use it. Should I use it with reduced power main spring, such as 19lb? Don't quite understand why I want to use an extra power firing pin spring in this case. Would such a spring cause more light strike issue with a reduced power main spring?

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It is not needed. If the performance pak includes different recoil springs, then the xp fp spring could be beneficial in a different platform (think Series 70 1911 with an extra power recoil spring).


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Thank you. So basically don't use any of xp fp spring in my p226 when I put in a reduced power main spring.
 
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In terms of function, there is no connection between a RP main spring and anything else. The worst that can happen is the RP main spring does not have enough power to reliably ignite the primer every time.

I use 18# Wolff RP mains springs (hammer springs) in my P226 and P229's. No reliability issues. No other springs have been changed.


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Thank you for explaining. I will start with a 18# main spring in my p226.
 
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Buy the three pak with a 17, 18, 19#. I presume you have the plastic base hammer strut/base assembly.

If this is a defensive gun, be sure you thoroughly test with carry ammo. Every gun is different. Also, some have reported that the RP springs will eventually lose some of their initial weight. However, I've personally never had that problem.

I've played with the 17# and had no misfires in limited testing with my reloads. However, it gave a slightly funky DA and a SA that was too light. Don't forget that when the DA weight is reduced, so is the SA. With the three pak, you can try them and decide for yourself.


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Thank you for these details. I would try with 19# first. I saw online that some people have problem with 17# spring and some factory load.
 
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