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Guide Rods

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jimk66, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. jimk66

    jimk66 Member

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    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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    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...
     
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    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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