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    Anyone Make a Captive Recoil Spring Assembly for the Spectrum?

    The Spectrum has been out for a little while and seems to be pretty popular. Looking at reviews, the same few complaints keep coming up. Perhaps the biggest one is the recoil spring. I've seen people struggle with it during reassembly. People wonder why it wasn't made captive from the factory. Well, I've seen this with other popular handguns over the years. In some cases, a third party will develop a captive recoil spring assembly. So is anyone doing that for the Spectrum yet?

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    I've been looking. I can "barely" reassemble the gun. I need one (captured guide rod and spring) badly.

    My hands are getting weak.

    It's the only gun I have with which I struggle.

    I do have many other guns that don't have captured springs, but the Taurus has the long, flat, stiff but floppy spring design. Others have traditional round springs that seem to compress more easily on the rod.

    The flat spring also is super sharp at each end where is was cut.
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    Since the model is reportedly being discontinued, it may be a long shot that anyone will expend time and energy to work on any aftermarket parts.
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    A guy could prob'ly just grind a small groove in the rod and install an e-clip but you'd need to know the exact travel length for placement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Since the model is reportedly being discontinued, it may be a long shot that anyone will expend time and energy to work on any aftermarket parts.
    ahh--YES SIR!
    one of the reasons that no (not many) aftermarket companies will spend the resources and money to manufacture/develop aftermarket parts for the tauri!
    can't recoop their money.
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    I'm sure that a screwdriver or something similar could be fed through the spring to guide it. However, I'd prefer to have a captive spring assembly. It's just so much easier. They can also be made to improve function and longevity, such as with the DPM or Sprinco systems.

    So is the Spectrum definitely discontinued? I know they can be found for a song but prices have come down on a lot of polymer .380 pocket guns. It would be a shame to lose the prettiest one on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmodragoon View Post
    I'm sure that a screwdriver or something similar could be fed through the spring to guide it. However, I'd prefer to have a captive spring assembly. It's just so much easier. They can also be made to improve function and longevity, such as with the DPM or Sprinco systems.

    So is the Spectrum definitely discontinued? I know they can be found for a song but prices have come down on a lot of polymer .380 pocket guns. It would be a shame to lose the prettiest one on the market.
    There are still twelve Spectrum models on the TaurusUSA web site, so they aren't at the moment.

    Just what IS a captive spring? Is that one where it sits on a rod with end-caps on both ends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    ahh--YES SIR!
    one of the reasons that no (not many) aftermarket companies will spend the resources and money to manufacture/develop aftermarket parts for the tauri!
    can't recoop their money.
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    I don’t have a spectrum, so forgive the silly question - is there another model’s RSA with similar measurments that would work? I see on Lakeline’s web page they have the type setup you’re looking for available for the tx22. (Maybe Al could do a one-off for you).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    There are still twelve Spectrum models on the TaurusUSA web site, so they aren't at the moment.

    Just what IS a captive spring? Is that one where it sits on a rod with end-caps on both ends?
    Yes. Here are some examples for other Taurus Pistols:

    https://lakelinellc.com/product-cate...ess-guide-rods

    Notice that they can include multiple springs. The DPM and Sprinco systems I mentioned use graduated spring tension to dampen recoil. Sprinco makes a few for other Taurus pistols. You can see their site here:

    https://www.sprinco.com/recoil.html

 

 
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