Originally Posted by Trixshooter
I thought your previous reply implied that shortstroke saved more gas?
Short stroking just means reducing the cycle travel. You can do this by adding washer, spacer, buffer, second stage spring (the increase tension and volume taken up by this spring)
Reducing cycle rate can be achieved by using stringer recoil spring to return the slide back to battery. However a stronger recoil sprin can also reduce cycle rate bc the gas has to overcome a greater force now to pull the slide back. This is why ppl use second stage springs insteads, so that the slide can be pulled back with the same force, but returns back to battery faster.