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The spring on my SWalther PPK/s is sooo heavy. Are lighter springs available? Are they a good idea? I know that limp wristing this gun will produce stove pipes. Will a lighter spring create the same effect? Thanks for your help.

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I would think that a lighter recoil spring would lessen the chance of a stovepipe. If limp-wristing causes a stovepipe, then that means that your wrist is absorbing too much of the recoil energy and not enough is being sent to the slide to operate the weapon properly. A lighter recoil spring would have less resistance, so more energy would be transferred to the slide and it would cycle easier. I don't know if this would cause any harm to the weapon, but I doubt it would cause more stovepipes.
 

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Yes, a lighter spring is available. A company called Trapper Gun makes a kit which includes a new recoil spring and 2 weights of hammer springs. Light and medium. It costs under $20.00. I haven't tried the kit, as I like the recoil and trigger pull on my PPK's, but I'd be interested in hearing how the kit works. If you try it, please post a report on quality and performance.

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I'm having trouble finding a retailer who sells that set. I would be happy to try it once I found a vender. Thanks for your help.

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The only problem I could see is if someone with a strong wrist were to shoot it a lot (i.e.- if you sell it). This would transfer a lot more recoil from the slide to the frame (exact contact point unknown) and begin beating on that point.
 

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Well, it has only stovepiped on me twice and both times, it was being held somewhat loosely. Those are the only two malfunctions I have ever had with the gun, so I really don't want to mess with perfection if it will screw anything up...

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Just type "Trapper Gun PPK" into your search engine. I got several hits. I've seen the kit sold on GunsAmerica.com. Type in Walther PPK and search in the non-gun section.
 
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