View Full Version : Upgrading Recoil Spring on Compact 45 Auto?

147 Grain
August 25, 2005, 10:57 AM

Improve controllability with 230-gr. +P rounds in a compact polymer framed 45 auto.


Concerning the compact EAA Witness 45 auto (3 3/4" pipe), do you folks believe that upgrading the recoil spring from 17 lbs to 22 lbs will be beneficial in handling +P 230-gr. loads?

If so, will the slide be very difficult to operate?


Thanks in advance of your advice!


P.S.: Wife will be using a similar 9mm semi-auto and Lady Smith revolver for protection, so I suspect that operating the slide with 22 lb recoil spring will be difficult for most women.