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I understand that this is a common problem. My "inner" recoil spring slipped over the head of my guide rod after several hundred rounds. I received the replacement springs and rod that I ordered a few days ago, and finally got around to installing them today.

The "inner" spring is flared on one end to about the same diameter as the head of the guide rod. The outer spring is about the same diameter as the head of the guide rod. When assembled the way I think they came from the factory, the outer spring actually rests on the flared coil of the inner spring.

It occured to me that if the inner spring were reversed that both the inner and outer springs would rest directly against the guide rod head. Because the tip of the guide rod protrudes into the slide, both springs would be fully captured. Assembling this way might prevent having the innner spring slip over the guide rod head.

I put it together this way, and it seems to be just fine. Has anyone else tried this solution to the spring issue?
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