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147 Grain
August 25, 2005, 10:57 AM
Goal:

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

Question:

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?

http://www.eaacorp.com/images/Witness-Polymer/WitC2005.jpg?px_fullquility_384564

Thanks in advance of your advice!

Steve

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.