ALG Defense AK Recoil Spring

Manufactured by ALG Defense, Inc.
SKU: 04-231
MPN: 04-231
Manufactured by ALG Defense, Inc.
9 Reviews

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The ALG Defense AK Recoil Spring is a unique offering on the AK market. Manufactured from high quality chrome silicon steel, the one-of-a-kind design features a two or three dead coils in the center to prevent damage from harmonics that can reduce a springs free length and effectiveness.
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BrandALG Defense, Inc.
Manufacturer.ALG Defense, Inc.
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Ratings & Reviews

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Great upgrade!


The type of material alone used in making these springs is a vast improvement over the recoil spring found in commercially available AK's. I purchased mine through another vendor at a higher price and am extremely confident in the even less prone to fail properties this recoil spring offers. The original style spring is in truth not known for being prone to fail but this true upgrade should NEVER fail. In all honesty I could not tell the difference between using this spring and the fully functioning spring that came with my Arsenal AK but the material it is made of is superior to the simple carbon steel spring that came with my AK

Preventitiive Maintenance Must Have

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Like changing your oil in your car, changing your recoil spring in your AK platform is a must especially if you run old parts kits like myself I have three "AKs" and everyone is wearing an ALG recoil spring it's short money and pays dividends old recoil springs increase felt recoil and can allow the bolt carrier to slam into the rear of your reciever... No bueno so spend the short money and grab a couple.

Great AK upgrade .

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Great way to control bolt carrier speed when shooting your AK suppressed.

good replacement part

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Took possession of a vintage Norinco Mak 90 whose recoil spring had given up the ghost. Replaced with ALG and now no more peoblems. Plan for a struggle as this recoil spring was a bear to install due to increased tension

Best upgrade for the money


Grabbed one of these for my Zastava M70 and it is hands down the best upgrade for the money. The spring is smooth and consistent and it reduces felt recoil very well. Very hard to beat the performance gained for $12. I highly recommend buying one if you have any 7.62mm AK and would like to smooth out the action a bit.

Glad I bought one.


Wow, does this send the bolt home! I just installed this on my AK and before (with the stock spring) the bolt carrier group would drag across the hammer and sometimes stick. Not anymore, it's like the hammer says nope can't stop that. Best 12 I've spent in a looooong time!

Good spring

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I've used these in two builds so far, and both make the action very smooth. Price is good, and cheaper than the Wolff spring by a few bucks, so that's a win.

Get this, recoil spring and buffer.

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Wow!! Great benefits, trust me.
<br>Some people say, buffer has no use.
<br>Really ??
<br>Helps gasses coming toward you.
<br>Also saves your rear trunnion.
<br>If in doubt, ask, Las Vegas full auto range.
<br>Recoil spring benefits, can be found on you tube.
<br>Wes out.

Better than factory

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This is very very hard to install compared to a traditional recoil spring but it is much better than the throwaway springs that Zastava and WBP use.