Does a recoil spring make your gun less recoil?

Not all guns have a recoil spring. In the case of guns like the 1911A1 .45 cal pistol, when the gun fires, the slide is driven back by recoil (kick). The recoil spring is compressed, stops the slide from moving back, and pushes the slide forward for the next shot. Is does not make the gun recoil less.