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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???

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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!
 

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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...
 

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This seems to be a popular question here lately
 

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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.
 

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GAgal said:
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!
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
 

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

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mans05 said:
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!!
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.
 

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It helps INCREDIBLY to get the stainless or the tungsten rods compared to the plastic stock. helps reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil
 

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It helps INCREDIBLY to get the stainless or the tungsten rods compared to the plastic stock. helps reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil
Thanks, good to know. I will be upgrading my G19 soon.
 

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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.

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Yeah im about to get a tungsten for my 17
 

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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.
 

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mans05 said:
Does anyone know any must have upgrades to the G17 or G32?
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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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.
 
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