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Thread: Colt OACP "Guide Rod Kit"

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    Colt OACP "Guide Rod Kit"

    I have a stainless Colt Mk IV OACP with dual springs & the stock spring plug. I have shot just over 3000 rds of both factory 230gr FMJ and 200gr SWC & LRN reloads. I have never experienced a failure of the spring plug and have a couple, just-in-case. Long ago I read about the aftermarket plugs that required slight mods to replace the stock plug but never was interested in filing on my slide.

    Yesterday I discovered EGW Guns had this item in stock that is supposedly a drop in fit. Has anyone put this item in their OACP??

    https://www.egwguns.com/officer-s-gu...s-spring-10503
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    I have installed the EGW kits in two Para 3" barrels. One in 9mm & the other .45acp.
    Very simple & quick change.
    No problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I have installed the EGW kits in two Para 3" barrels. One in 9mm & the other .45acp.
    Very simple & quick change.
    No problems.
    The kit MCPO referred to is for an Officers ACP, not for a pistol with a 3" barrel. Do you have a link or a part number for the one that fits 3" pistols?
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    I wanted to keep my 1985 Officers original so I was able to find extra new springs etc. on Ebay.



    I did find a SS Compact (same as Officers) several years ago in a LGS for a great price. Sombody had put an aftermarket trigger in it which bothered my finger so I fit a new trigger. Below apart during the time I fit the new trigger.



    It had the aftermarket recoil spring from Wolff in it that is smaller on one end than the other and I bought some more of those. Anyway I heard about the EGW sets and got one but have not put it in yet (me bad).



    They do make them for 3 inch also. I am sort of interested in one for one of my Colt Defenders in the future.

    https://www.egwguns.com/catalogsearc...+Colt+Defender

    I have ordered various stuff from EGW over the years and so far have been quite happy. The problem with the spring set is I am also thinking of trying it in my Double Eagle Officers. Same top but of course the bottom is quite different and takes a full length mag.

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    Part # for one of them is 10509-SS
    Same as Colt Defender per package info.

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    I would really L-O-V-E to have a DE OACP, however the ones I have seen that were available were way above my expense level. I paid a little over $700 for my OACP back in '08 and at that time it was the most expensive gun in my 'arsenal'. Early on I scoured the internet for dual springs and recoil springs plug, so I have a small stock of those.

    I ordered a single spring from Wolff Springs but they seem to be taking a l-o-n-g time to ship it.

    The EGW spring kit really interests me. Thanks for that info dakota1911. Did you ever test it to see if it was a true drop in part??? I Would like like to hear from someone who has one installed, before I purchase one. Mine has been extremely reliable, having only an occasional FTLoad, and that proved to be mag related with SWC rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCPO View Post
    The EGW spring kit really interests me. Thanks for that info dakota1911. Did you ever test it to see if it was a true drop in part??? I Would like like to hear from someone who has one installed, before I purchase one. Mine has been extremely reliable, having only an occasional FTLoad, and that proved to be mag related with SWC rounds.
    I haven't tested the EGW kit (I have no use for full-length guide rods, and I'm not sold on the flat wire spring concept), but EGW says their kits use Clark plugs. I run an Officers ACP and an M1991A1 Compact with Clark reverse recoil spring plugs, and I can attest that they are drop-in replacements.
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    Thanks Hawkmoon, I'll try one of those as I have a few sets of orig Colt springs.
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