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I purchased this spring set together with the SS guide rod. I highly recommend buying both for your pistol.
I installed the stainless steel guide rod in 2 customers' RM380s. While most people question the change, there is no denying that the stainless steel guide rod will outperform the polymer one. And if this is your EDC gun, why take the risk? We tested it against the polymer one after installing the M*CARBO 13 lb. recoil spring and trigger kit. There was some noticeable smoothing of the slide operation and the RM380 shot everything we put thru it. We had one stove pipe FTF with some really, really cheap "international" ammo with the polymer guide rod. We think our customers are worth the "insurance" the stainless steel guide rod provides.
Installed this spring upgrade along with the stainless guide rod. Installs very easily. Guns action is seems smoother.
Went in easily. Pistol is a little harder to reassemble with a stiffer spring push but manageable.
It was amazing how much this spring coupled with stainless guided rod tamed the recoil of the Rem Rm380. It outperformed a PPK in recoil felt.
Received my parts quickly, a few days late because of the post office but I installed the new guide rod and spring the same day they came haven’t shot the gun yet, wanting to get out this weekend if possible. Great parts as usual mcarbo stayed in touch with me to make sure I received my order. A great company.
This is a small gun. With the factory spring it does have recoil, but with this spring set the felt recoil is reduced even further. Even with this higher compression spring there is no problem racking the slide. Overall I am very happy with this product.
I was skeptical of this product, but it has impressed me. I was worried it might short stroke some of the light weight high velocity ammo which doesn't recoil much, but it cycles perfectly, and reduces the felt recoil even further. My 380 literally feels like a .22 with light ammo, and it's also much more controllable with heavier ball ammo as well. It also does not add much to the effort required to rack the slide, especially if you also install the reduced power hammer spring. I highly recommend all of the modifications for rm380 made by mcarbo, they make a sweet gun so much sweeter and more capable.