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I have a new E Series. The slide is extreamley tight. Can't even begin to use thumb and index finger to slide back.
Do all the S&W 1911's have springs this strong?

Rick
 

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You may have an 18lb spring, but they don't usually come from the factory with those. Or it may just need broke in. The slide to frame fit is pretty exacting on Smith's.
 

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I have a new E Series. The slide is extreamley tight. Can't even begin to use thumb and index finger to slide back.
Do all the S&W 1911's have springs this strong?

Rick
When I bought mine it was or seemed to be extremely tight, but after a few rounds through it, it seemed to loosen up.
 

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use your entire hand, gab the slide pointing the gun down and push with the hand on the grip and let go of the slide, cocking the hammer first, helps too.
 
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