Hope this is ok to ask here.
I know it sounds silly but i'm having a heck of a time trying to install the incredibly long recoil spring set up in the pistol....6 inch long slide with bushing, 9mm.
From and accuracy perspective the pistol shoots like a dream.
Despite a full length 2 piece rod it is pretty tough to install.
Even using the lightest spring from Wolff it is so long it is unruly. If i cut off a few rings (shortening the spring) it is somewhat easier to install but of course the timing changes becoming ever more sluggish and to be quite honest with you its still a bear to install.
Have tried several permutations, slide on frame, slide off frame, slide upside down, progressively marching frame over springs while trying to keep the spring in place as i try to thread the rod, trying to align the spring on a longer rod...all to no avail.
Would sure appreciate any recommendations/help. Thought perhaps someone had a captured set up that might be easier to work with. My Hands/fingers are taking a beating.