Home Handguns Question of the Day: Where the Hell Do Gun Springs Go? HandgunsQuestion of the Day Question of the Day: Where the Hell Do Gun Springs Go? By Robert Farago - July 1, 2012 26 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ [HTML1] ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Basic Gun Skills: Why You Still Need to Know How to Run a Revolver…and Other Pistol Types, Too The Truth About GLOCKs [VIDEO] Six-Shooting Diamonds In The Rough: Colt Police Positive and Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolvers 26 COMMENTS “along with Puff the Magic Dragon the Springs go to Heaven every one” Reply Glock perfection means no springs bouncing out to get lost Reply It sounds like you’ve never fully disassembled your Glock. Plenty of guns have captured guide rods. Reply I know so little about Glocks I have 5 and will be pursuing a Guiness Book record with one shortly. Stay tuned. Reply 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. And if they are perfect, why is there a 4th generation Glock? Reply It’s more perfecter. Reply 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 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. I’ll stick with my Hi-Point. Simplicity, accuracy, reliability and a great price. About 4″ after they launch out of your gun, they achieve warp speed and disappear into another dimension. Reply Brush plug to the eye! Reply 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 Gun springs go to the same place as disposable income, extra pairs of eyeglasses and Congressional promises. Reply and socks Reply Only one sock at a time though… Reply Did you see that episode of Renn And Stimpy where they found a huge pile of socks on a really strange planet? 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 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 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 Hah! They go to the same place all of the Jesus clips went when we used to rebuild carburetors. Reply They fall into eddies in the space-time continuum. Reply Or WKWIIH (who knows where it is hiding). Reply He is, is he? Reply 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 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 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.