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I got the below email from Wolff Springs this morning. Apparently they never had any interest in replacement springs for the Kel Tec P3AT, from what I have heard. Now after reading this email it seems they really do not have any interest in replacement springs for the LCP either. My LCP throws brass what appears to be 15 to 20 feet into the air. That right there to me at least is an indicator I need stronger recoil springs. I guess I will have to do what Jocko suggested and get me some 13# springs made for the Kel Tec 32 caliber pistol. Is there any other spring companies out there who might make stronger recoil springs for the LCP? What company makes the recoil springs we have now in our LCP's? Anybody know or care to guess what company? That would be good to know.

This is the email they sent to me. "Thank you for writing and interest in our products. We do not have any springs specifically for the Ruger LCP at present. The LCP uses a dual spring recoil system which presents a few problems from a manufacturing point and increases the cost and time required to manufacture replacement recoil springs. We're a small company and we have to put our R&D time, effort and money where it will have the greatest impact. Until there is a larger market for replacement springs for this pocket pistol, I do not see replacement springs being available in the near future. Having said that, things can change both from a market position and time position, that will alter our present situation. Magazine springs might be a different story but we'll have to get a pistol or at least a mag in house for examination to see if any of our exiting magazine springs will fit or function in the LCP."

Sorry we can't offer more assistance at this time.

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John Andrews
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I sent Wolff Springs another email yesterday. This morning I got back the below reply from Wolff Springs. What do yall think? It looks like they have in hand a P3AT but do not have a LCP to evaluate.

Thanks for the feedback...again. I just finished talking about this with
Walt Wolff and while I will not (and cannot) give you a specific date, I
will say that we will move the P3AT project to the top of the list. We
do have the pistol and we'll begin working on in the next few days (if
not today). As for springs for the Ruger LCP - that too will move up but
again, I can't give you a time frame (yes, I say that a lot too) but
your emails have kind of brought home our need to get things rolling on
these two pistols...thanks.

As for using the 13 lb. Kel Tec P32 recoil springs in either the LCP or
the P3AT, I can't give you much direction. We have not used or tried
that spring combo in our P3AT (to date). Until we actually see how the
P32 recoil spring combo works in the P3AT we have to beg out of the
discussion.

Thanks again for your emails and for your purchases, we/I appreciate
both.

Regards,
John Andrews
Wolff Gunsprings
 

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Will the P3AT recoil spring work in the LCP and vise versa? I have been told that the 13# P32 spring combo will work in the LCP. If these springs are inter changeable Wolff would only need to create one set of springs. They already have the !3# spring combo for the P32 so they are well on their way as I see it.
 

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Is Wolff the one and only company who makes gun springs? If so no wonder they drag their feet at every corner. Surely some other company(s) can do this sort of work?
 
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