The Mechanical Recoil Reduction System is a direct replacement for the stock recoil rod and does not change the configuration of the gun. This system works due to the multi spring intricate rod (three springs) and controls the functionality of the gun. The third spring which is contained within the rod controls the movement of the slide so it never rams on the frame. Also a spring plug and five separate external springs accompany this system. The springs are different in length with the longest being heaviest when the slide is on the battery, so the shooter can fine-tune the weapon for his/her personal standards.