Plastic guide rod

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by mans05, May 14, 2012.

  1. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    Does anyone know if it really Helps or hurts your glock if you change out the Factory plastic guide rod and spring with a new steel guide rod and spring or is the tungsten guide rod and spring even better yet???

    Someone help!!
     
  2. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Forum mans05! I'm sure one of our members will be along shortly to answer your question. Please post an intro in the Introduction subforum our members can welcome you. Enjoy the forum!
     

  3. Hurricane460

    Hurricane460 Glock Doc..

    I have the stainless steel in my G19. I have found the muzzle flip is reduced quite a bit. It also cuts down on the recoil. Now these are just my opinions (my wife likes the way it shoots now compared to stock). It wont hurt the pistol. Just my .02...
     
  4. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    I too added a stainless steel guide rod and spring to my G36. I noticed quite a difference in muzzle flip and recoil as well.
     
  5. glocknloaded

    glocknloaded Click Click Boom Supporter

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    This seems to be a popular question here lately
     
  6. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    Well I am a newbie but I also know that just because it costs more doesn't mean it is always the best.
     
  7. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    I'm so brand new to these forums that I don't know what you mean by posting an introduction sub forum so our members can welcome me.... Lol I'm brand new but trying. Lol
     
  8. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

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    No problem. It's the link right under announcements when you click on the forum tab. Here's the link https://www.glockforum.com/forum/f17/.
     
  9. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    I have replaced both of my stock recoil springs on my 23 & 27 GEN 4's with Glockmeister stainless steel guide rods & springs.

    They do help a little bit with. And if you have a polished barrel like I do on both of mine it looks good as well.

    But like the old saying goes-- if it ant broke don't fix it.. IMO the stock guide rod is good enough.

    My G27 is a little firecracker so the extra weight help with the muzzle flip.
     
  10. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    Anyone know the answer to the same question for a G17 or a G32?
     
  11. It helps INCREDIBLY to get the stainless or the tungsten rods compared to the plastic stock. helps reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil
     
  12. SIR

    SIR New Member

    Thanks, good to know. I will be upgrading my G19 soon.
     
  13. zipper046

    zipper046 Member Supporter

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    It won't hurt it at all. Most competitive shooters install tungsten rods for extra weight up front. This aids in dampening recoil and follow up shots. Just be mindful that adding weight up front without counter-weight can make the gun front heavy and will exaggerate if you flinch at all.

    A lot of competitive shooters (myself included) also have a weighted magwell to balance the gun and speed reloads.

    I keep my stock rod handy as a spare part should I ever need it (or someone else) at a match.

    Z
     
  14. Yeah im about to get a tungsten for my 17
     
  15. ZombieNinja

    ZombieNinja New Member

    This is the one real modification I've been wanting to do but I also strive to keep it stock as possible. I've gotten so many opinions to leave it that I kinda put it out of my mind. But if there is no real down side... I may be ordering one quick.
     
  16. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    Does anyone know any must have upgrades to the G17 or G32?
     
  17. zipper046

    zipper046 Member Supporter

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    Sights! :). A good of trijicons or fiber optic will do you well. See my prior posts on mod's.

    Good luck and have fun!

    Z
     
  18. glocknloaded

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    I second the night sights! Just added some to my 17 a few days ago and i LOVE them! Only regrets is I didn't do it before...
     

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  19. mans05

    mans05 New Member

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    What type of night sights did you go with?
     
  20. figurethatout28

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    I had an old gen 2 glock 17. We took 1600 rounds out with 33 round and 17 round mags ready. We made it through about 1400 as fast as we could go. The plastic guide rod and the plastic front sight got so hot, they melted into a mess. I put a new screw on front sight on with loctite, and a stainless guide rod. I traded it for a g21, but im sure it would've been tougher after that.