Guide Rods


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jimk66
July 27, 2009, 04:14 PM
1911's aside, I've been reading where people have been replacing their guide rods on some of their pistols (especially some of the older WG Turn-ins)?
I'm just curious because I have one (P6) but it functions perfectly and cycles as smooth as silk. If you would explain the rational for doing it I would really appreciate it.
Thanks,
JimK

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Fumbler
July 27, 2009, 05:04 PM
Aside from 1911s...

Some people swap for heavy guide rods just to add some weight.
It helps reduce muzzle flip and recoil a small amount. Any advantage you can get in competition is worth it for some people.

Otherwise, some people just like swapping things out on their guns. A stainless guiderod would be prettier than the blued tube of a Sig.

But, it's not worth swapping if you ask me...

mljdeckard
July 27, 2009, 05:41 PM
I considered switching out the plastic one on my Glock for a tungsten one, for weight and to prevent a break, but I never got around to it. The only place I ever heard of a Glock guide rod getting damaged in regular use was.....in an ad for a replacement one.

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