Question of the Day: Where the Hell Do Gun Springs Go? by Robert Farago | Jul 01, 2012 | 26 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [HTML1] comments Aharon says: July 1, 2012 at 09:07 “along with Puff the Magic Dragon the Springs go to Heaven every one” Reply Boris says: July 1, 2012 at 09:16 Glock perfection means no springs bouncing out to get lost Reply matt says: July 1, 2012 at 10:46 It sounds like you’ve never fully disassembled your Glock. Plenty of guns have captured guide rods. Reply Boris says: July 1, 2012 at 16:55 I know so little about Glocks I have 5 and will be pursuing a Guiness Book record with one shortly. Stay tuned. Reply matt says: July 1, 2012 at 19:38 Congrats on owning 5, being a obvious fanboi and megalomaniac. It doesnt change the fact there are half a dozen other springs in the gun that can go flying off during a complete disassembly/reassembly. matt says: July 1, 2012 at 10:54 And if they are perfect, why is there a 4th generation Glock? Reply Jason says: July 1, 2012 at 11:06 It’s more perfecter. Reply Boris says: July 1, 2012 at 16:58 Because of the incessant need of the marketplace for new new new. Glock 3rd generation are still in full production, they were not replaced by gen 4s. Glocks are indeed, perfect in every way and to say otherwise is a sure sign of dementia or guntardism. Reply matt says: July 1, 2012 at 19:36 The 4th gen has features which the priors do not, therefor prior generations are not perfect. Since the 3rd generation is still in production, that indicates that the 4th generation is not perfect. If the 1st and 2nds aren’t still in production, then surely they are not perfect either. Mr Bob says: July 1, 2012 at 19:44 I’ll stick with my Hi-Point. Simplicity, accuracy, reliability and a great price. bontai Joe says: July 1, 2012 at 09:27 About 4″ after they launch out of your gun, they achieve warp speed and disappear into another dimension. Reply Tom jones says: July 1, 2012 at 10:01 Brush plug to the eye! Reply BLAMMO says: July 1, 2012 at 11:01 I think there’s a physical law or universal force that Newton failed to identify and, like gravity, is still not understood. My own personal theory is that this force affects the trajectory of small springs and coins near vending machines. Drop a coin near a vending machine and the coin will always bounce under the vending machine. Never away from the machine, where you can just pick it up. Reply Ralph says: July 1, 2012 at 11:14 Gun springs go to the same place as disposable income, extra pairs of eyeglasses and Congressional promises. Reply matt says: July 1, 2012 at 14:40 and socks Reply MDC43 says: July 1, 2012 at 16:13 Only one sock at a time though… Reply Bob says: July 1, 2012 at 20:42 Did you see that episode of Renn And Stimpy where they found a huge pile of socks on a really strange planet? Mashashin says: July 1, 2012 at 11:26 When we moved my grand dad we found 3 springs behind a book shelf in his den all from his hi power all in about the same spot, he just laughed as he had lost one about every 2 years since getting the gun Reply speed racer says: July 1, 2012 at 11:48 Pennies,nickels,dimes and things….socks and quarters,gun parts and springs!!!! That is what the Starship Enterprise is made of!!!! So don’t worry about losing all this stuff, you are making a contribution to our future!!!!!! Reply Don says: July 1, 2012 at 12:35 You can easily dissassemble your 1911 bushing first without the use of a bushing wrench if you have scant more finger strength than stephan hawking, and avoid all spring launching danger… Reply John Fritz says: July 1, 2012 at 14:29 Hah! They go to the same place all of the Jesus clips went when we used to rebuild carburetors. Reply Bob says: July 1, 2012 at 20:38 They fall into eddies in the space-time continuum. Reply Bob says: July 1, 2012 at 20:39 Or WKWIIH (who knows where it is hiding). Reply Matt says: July 2, 2012 at 02:21 He is, is he? Reply Jake F. says: July 2, 2012 at 14:02 Get a cat. A friend of mine says his cat has saved him from losing springs on numerous occasions; the spring will shoot off and the cat will chase it down. Also on a side note you can get some hard to find spring sizes at hobby shops that carry higher end RC cars and planes. My dad had a derringer that needed the springs on the hammers replaced and we actually found a throttle control spring that seemed to be made better than the originals. Reply Dallen says: July 5, 2012 at 17:38 Three options: 1) They never actually leave the gun. I had a spring in my AR jump loose and bury itself in the trigger assembly. Solution: Needle-nosed pliers. 2) If you followed its flight path, then it will be in a five-foot radius of the landing zone, provided the LZ is cluttered with junk. If it isn’t you have to search a ten-foot area. 3) If you didn’t follow its flight then you’ll realize that gun springs learned the secret of teleportation. What’s worse is they never shared it before disappearing. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.