Is there a more powerful spring I can replace my current one with?
I've also noticed that it's very 'loose' with the striker cocked and easy to push out of battery with just a light touch on the barrel or slide, but I've never had a problem with mine returning to battery after a shot. It will however stay back a little bit about half the time when I'm pulling the slide back just far enough to cock during dry firing with snap caps.
I've also only ever had the slide fail to lock on empty mag once in about 2k rounds, so the difference might be that I don't get my thumbs near it. I'm also a bit OCD about cleaning and oiling. If yours is failing to return while clean/oiled and without significant resistance from your thumbs, I don't think I'd consider that normal. You can always call HK customer service and ask them. Maybe you could send in the spring and they could take a look and send you a new one if need be.
Call HK, get an RMA #. Ship to them with every bit of detail what is happening written down for Jesse or Lyman, so they know what to look for
That's what I would do. Lifetime warranty=use it. Report back......
You mentioned like me your anal about your cleanliness of your guns. This is good. After every range trip, I turn on the ol stereo, and sit at my desk, and clean them til they look factory fresh. I need to get a smaller mini brush, to get that little spring above the trigger which is visible from the top of the frame. A clean lubed gun, is a reliable gun.
Yup! Love me a high quality stereo! Been into audio since I was a wee mite. My first was a red carpeted 8 track w/ am/fm. Which was built into a bench type which was at the foot of my bed and had two small matching carpeted benches which fit underneath it. It was a 70's marvel! Hahahah
Then turntables, cassettes, CDs etc etc. still thoureghly enjoy my LP's. Had many many set ups to get where I'm at now. And now I feel I have the bees knees of stereos for my budget. I'm happy.
You? Audio ?
Does no one use a nice stereo anymore, or is it all a single speaker with iPod? Personally I need full range to be happy, and have Gary Moore, Schenker, Thin Lizzy, Motörhead , in my room when cleaning my toys.
There is no substitute for a full range audio system while cleaning HK PERFECTION!
Just kidding, you did inspire me to venture into the basement and think about hauling out the Pioneer VSX-9700s and those 2 big Advent Heritage tower speakers. Now if I could only use Ethernet cables. Damn, can I get speaker cable at Home Depot?