So, some of you may have read my posts talking about my LCP and the two trips it took down to Arizona to visit Ruger... And, how the LCP has still been having problems.
The first trip to Ruger was to fix some major peening issues, the slide was completely locked back and Ruger ended up replacing my frame, slide, barrel, and pins.
When I got the LCP back, I was having some major feeding issues. Depending on the ammo, anywhere between 5% to 50% of the rounds were getting caught on the feed ramp and the gun wouldn't go into battery. Every once and awhile the gun would also feed super slow (the round would get stuck on the feed ramp, but would end up feeding and going into battery after half a second).
I ended up taking some advice I read over on elsiepeaforum.com and got the Wolff spring calibration pack, which included 11#, 12#, and 13# recoil springs (the stock LCP spring is 9#).
Many of the people on the forum vouched for the 13# spring, and said it not only fixed the feeding issues, but also helped reduce recoil and kept the gun on target better.
...So, yesterday, I installed the 13# spring and took little Elsie to the range to test it out. Not only was I amazed at how the gun functioned (150 rounds, rapid fire with no hiccups), but saying the spring "reduced recoil and kept the gun on target better" was a HUGE understatement. There was a ton less recoil, and the recoil that was left seemed to be pushing directly back against my hand, there was NO snap or barrel-flip at all. The gun stayed completely on target, and rapid followup shots were amazing. (anyone with a stock LCP knows what I'm talking about when I say followup shots are a pain). Previously I would have to regrip and reaim the gun after every shot, as it would slide around in my hand due to the sharp muzzle flip and thin grip in my big hands.
Also, for you reloaders, another plus: With the 13# springs, the brass all lands within a couple of you, versus the 15-20 feet the brass flys when shooting with the stock springs.
Anyways, I just wanted to post my experience and not only recommend getting the 13# wolff springs, but I would almost say it is a must. Shooting the LCP with the new springs makes it feel like a completely different gun. Huge thumbs up for Wolff
If anyone thinks I'm exaggerating and/or wants to test my LCP with the 13# springs, let me know.