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Re: Trigger malfunction/Recoil Spring

Postby getvicious » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:10 am

The thing to watch for on the recoil rod assembly is the surface of the rod to wear so it's not smooth and even. The instant you see it begin to wear so it looks chewed at all call for a new one.

I got about 250 - 350 rounds on my original CPX-1 in 2011. After SCCY modified the recoil rod assy I got a lot more. My Gen 2 pistol only has 649 rounds thru it but the recoil rod shows no sign of wear.
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Re: Trigger malfunction/Recoil Spring

Postby wrench459 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:27 pm

getvicious wrote:The thing to watch for on the recoil rod assembly is the surface of the rod to wear so it's not smooth and even. The instant you see it begin to wear so it looks chewed at all call for a new one.

I got about 250 - 350 rounds on my original CPX-1 in 2011. After SCCY modified the recoil rod assy I got a lot more. My Gen 2 pistol only has 649 rounds thru it but the recoil rod shows no sign of wear.


Thanks for the heads up.
Noticed that most of the wear is located at the front of the assy.I could hang a finger nail on the surface of one of my older recoil rods.
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Re: Trigger malfunction/Recoil Spring

Postby FloridaPilot » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:39 am

My current recoil assembly is an experiment. It fell apart (washer shredded) not long after getting it. SCCY sent a new one in the mail, but I took the old rods and springs and frog lubed them really well, like baked them at 200 in a toaster oven. I haven't noticed much more wear on it since then. I think I've put 500 rounds on it.

The downside is that you have to disassemble the spring in order to do it that way, but at the same time there's little benefit but convenience from a captured assembly.
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Re: Trigger malfunction/Recoil Spring

Postby getvicious » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 pm

FloridaPilot wrote:My current recoil assembly is an experiment. It fell apart (washer shredded) not long after getting it. SCCY sent a new one in the mail, but I took the old rods and springs and frog lubed them really well, like baked them at 200 in a toaster oven. I haven't noticed much more wear on it since then. I think I've put 500 rounds on it.

The downside is that you have to disassemble the spring in order to do it that way, but at the same time there's little benefit but convenience from a captured assembly.

You can also get a P-11 / PF-9 recoil rod from KelTec and use it with the SCCY springs or get some Wolf springs or the expensive stainless recoil rod and springs from Galloway.

I got a KelTec recoil rod a couple years ago for something like $2.00. It's plastic and doesn't seem to wear due to it's tendency to bend as the slide moves.

I believe the Galloway rod is just their KelTec rod re-labeled as for a SCCY CPX. The KelTec rod is very slightly shorter than the SCCY rod but not enough to cause any issues.
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Re: Trigger malfunction/Recoil Spring

Postby Merc6 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:29 am

getvicious wrote:
FloridaPilot wrote:My current recoil assembly is an experiment. It fell apart (washer shredded) not long after getting it. SCCY sent a new one in the mail, but I took the old rods and springs and frog lubed them really well, like baked them at 200 in a toaster oven. I haven't noticed much more wear on it since then. I think I've put 500 rounds on it.

The downside is that you have to disassemble the spring in order to do it that way, but at the same time there's little benefit but convenience from a captured assembly.

You can also get a P-11 / PF-9 recoil rod from KelTec and use it with the SCCY springs or get some Wolf springs or the expensive stainless recoil rod and springs from Galloway.

I got a KelTec recoil rod a couple years ago for something like $2.00. It's plastic and doesn't seem to wear due to it's tendency to bend as the slide moves.

I believe the Galloway rod is just their KelTec rod re-labeled as for a SCCY CPX. The KelTec rod is very slightly shorter than the SCCY rod but not enough to cause any issues.

I almost got the Galloway one but one of the YouTube videos said go Keltec for way cheaper and same purpose. Metal rod was cool for matching the barrel when the slide is locked back or peaking through eh bottom contrasting with CB slide.
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