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    Default Somethings changed P380

    HI, I have not posted in a while but I check out the site regularly. I have had my P380 for about 7 years. It runs great after 3 trips back and a new frame and a Lakeline striker. I realized I had not cleaned or shot in a while (I can shoot in the back yard) and I was about 3 years on my recoil springs. I ordered a new set. I have seen the posts about people having trouble installing the springs. I thought these people must be very weak as I have never had any trouble. Shot a box, cleaned the gun and went to install the new springs and everything came to a stop. The new inner spring was 1 inch longer and the new outer spring was 3/4 inch longer than my old springs. My old springs maybe have 300 rounds total. I can say with total confidence that the springs being sold by Kahr today are stronger than what was sold 3-7 years ago. I did get them installed but they seem VERY strong. Did I miss something? Thanks, Dan

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    Since itís incarnation that little pistol has seen a few changes. Mine is more than ten years old an RAxxxx vintage. I have a quart ziplock full of recoil springs. There has been many different iterations, way too many to discuss here. Different wire diameters, ID and OD sizes, coil count.
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    Do you agree that what is being sold now is the strongest in history of the P380?

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    I donít have what is being sold now so I have nothing to compair.
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    Thanks for your response DJK11. While I can't say anything about the last three years I CAN say they are stronger than any I have ever got in the last 7 years. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whaleman View Post
    Thanks for your response DJK11. While I can't say anything about the last three years I CAN say they are stronger than any I have ever got in the last 7 years. Dan
    I recently went through the ordeal of replacing recoil springs on my CW380. I had to put them on a machine screw and leave them compressed for a few days to get them to install. They were a LOT longer than the ones I replaced.

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    I'd agree that they are stronger.. and they don't wear out as fast as they used to. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgun1953 View Post
    I'd agree that they are stronger.. and they don't wear out as fast as they used to. IMHO

    Thank you topgun1953, I think, since they are SO strong, I will run a test to make sure the gun works as it should since I carry this all day every day. Unless I am in bed I have my P380 on me. Thanks, Dan

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    I let them sit in the gun for a week. Shot 6 shots of +P Buffalo Bore and recleaned. The springs had shrunk a bunch and were fairly easy to reinstall. Still harder than my old springs. I still carry the Buffalo Bore +P 90 grain hollow point. I know they are now old school now but I have a bunch of them. I would not want to shoot 50 of them at one time. I also would not want to be shot center mass from 10 feet with one. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whaleman View Post
    ...I can say with total confidence that the springs being sold by Kahr today are stronger than what was sold 3-7 years ago. I did get them installed but they seem VERY strong. Did I miss something? Thanks, Dan
    I donít like to mention it but weíre all 3 years older... might have something to do with it.
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