Guide Rod Replacement.

Discussion in 'Glock Accessories & Gear' started by acarson529c, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

    I want to replace the plastic factory installed guide rod in my G22. I want to add a little weight to help with recoil. My question is Tungsten or stainless steel? I know tungsten is heavier. But I've talked to some who say steel is just fine.
  2. Boracay

    Boracay ʎ ɐ ɔ ɐ ᴚ o

    In my experience, Tungsten helps tame the recoil but not that much. What I did is, I also change the Recoil spring weight. Actually, I have 3 different springs weights to accommodate the different ammo I'm using.

    You can go with the stainless & just match with the recoil spring you're comfortable with..

  3. series11

    series11 Hail Commifornia Lifetime Supporting Member

    I have tungsten and honestly I can't completely tell the difference but that is because I did a bunch of changes to my G21 but I can tell you I will probably put on in my G30 to keep the smoothness like my G21.
  4. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    I have a ss guide rod in my G23. It works fine; but I am not sure how much, if any, it tames the recoil.

    I got mine from BT Guide Rods.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  5. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

    Thanks for the advice.
  6. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    I had the same question.. I suppose it can't hurt .