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Offline gressang

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CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:17:47 AM »
I recently ordered and installed the following in my Shadow 2:

Cajun Gun Works 13 Pound Reduced Power Hammer Spring #HS-13
Cajun Gun Works Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring #97041
Cajun Gun Works Reduced Power Trigger Return Spring #RP-TRS
Cajun Gun Works Floating Trigger Pin #TR-PIN

When I dry fire the gun a few times, the firing pin gets stuck. When I put back the factory pin that does not happen. Can anyone here help me troubleshoot this problem?

The first photo is the spring in its packaging.  The second photo is of the firing pin. Does it need to be inserted in any particular way relative to the slot in it? The third photo is of the CGW spring on the left and the factory spring on the right.







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Offline Tok36

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 01:44:05 AM »
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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 04:05:46 AM »
The spring is too light (unnecessarily light). I prefer the Nordic lightened spring.


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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 10:20:12 AM »
Thank you. I setup an Imgur account and it works great.

Offline viking499

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 10:37:02 AM »
Sound like you might have some dirt or gunk in the firing pin channel

Offline gressang

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 11:16:21 AM »
I checked that. It's clean...

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 11:22:56 AM »
Any burrs on anything?

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »
No. It's really puzzling me. The first several times I dry fire it the sound of the hammer hitting the firing pin is normal, then it sounds like a clunk and ends up stuck after another pull of the trigger or two.

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2020, 12:37:37 PM »
When you push the pin in manually, does it come back ever time or stick?

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2020, 06:25:51 PM »
It returns every time. I emailed Cajun. There may be a new model spring available.

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2020, 11:28:34 AM »
I wonder if you're striking the pin too hard with the light return spring and 13 hammer when dry firing and the pin is sticking to the hole in the slide. I usually go for the extended firing pin and a lighter hammer spring vs the factory pin and light return spring. 13lb is a very modest improvement from stock and probably not worth making, IMO.

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2020, 07:28:32 PM »
Would I be correct to assume you are dry-firing without snap caps?

I ask because I installed the Mcarbo spring kit on a pre-B 75 and I had the same problem. The gun was absolutely spotless and had no damage to the firing pin or hole. I was firing mine without snap caps, which really isn’t a great idea. Mcarbo just told me to reinstall the factory firing pin spring. I did that and the firing pin did not stick anymore and it still shot fine.

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2020, 11:28:16 PM »
No, I am not using snap caps

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CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2020, 02:35:04 AM »
Sounds like you need to use a heavier or regular firing pin spring or go with a lighter hammer spring.

Try the 11.5 hammer spring and see if issue continues.

When the firing pin gets stuck is the tip sticking out of of the hole in breach face?

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Re: CGW Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring problems
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2020, 11:00:48 AM »
I learned Cajun Gun Works Reduced Power Firing Pin Spring #97045 is the correct part to use with the 13# hammer return spring #HS-13 in a Shadow 2

 

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