So i was on round 565 outta 600 and my guide rod melted and shot out of my glock...but it finished off the rest of the 600... Bad, need a new guide rod and spring...Good.great excuse to bye the tungsten rod
Gen 3? How old is the weapon? (test fire date). Did it really melt or did the spring just become uncaptured.ccwglock19 said:So i was on round 565 outta 600 and my guide rod melted and shot out of my glock...but it finished off the rest of the 600... Bad, need a new guide rod and spring...Good.great excuse to bye the tungsten rod
Is that fact? Got a link with info?The newest single-piece factory guide rods supposedly have Zytel added to them to make them more heat resistant.
Strangely enough I can't find a link with the info from Glock directly but it is true that Glock changed to Zytel after one of their competitors did that infamous 1000 round test to demonstrate how the old guide rod would melt (similar to the earlier video). The only direct evidence I can give you of the zytel is that my armorer's class was told this by our instructor... I don't have any of the older guide rods sitting around to compare against my Gen 4's.Is that fact? Got a link with info?
1000 rounds at quick pace, but certainly not as fast as the Glock is capable of. We have no idea how fast ccwglock19 was firing, how many rounds ccwglock19's gun fired previously. We don't know how "hot" the loads were for either of them. We're not even sure that he was using a G19; could have been something hotter (G23, etc.) or something smaller (G26, etc.)That one melted down towards the end of 1000 rounds. Also note that being Yeagers personal gun, no telling how many tens of thousands of rounds were fired previously through it.
No it's just a rumor, but I personally think it's true because I have one of the older G23 guide rods that doesn't have a "1" on it, and I have a newer one that has the "1" on it. The newer one has a more "silvery" appearance to the plastic and the base hasn't worn as much from sitting on the barrel lug.Is that fact? Got a link with info?
Just bustin' your balls because it's not like the word "supposedly" is ever in your vocabulary. You're normally spot on with good intel and evidence to back things up as I try to be.