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I was wondering if it is worth switching the stock plastic rod assembly out with either stainless or tungsten for shootability / reliability issues, and if so what was your experience with stainless vs tungsten. I have a 19, 27, & 30 sf, thanks in advance. D J
 

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I was wondering if it is worth switching the stock plastic rod assembly out with either stainless or tungsten for shootability / reliability issues, and if so what was your experience with stainless vs tungsten. I have a 19, 27, & 30 sf, thanks in advance. D J
This question has come up a few times lately. Check out this thread. You might find what you are looking for there.

Btw...I have a stainless guide rod in my Glock.

http://www.glockforum.com/forum/f11/guide-rod-replacement-4272/
 

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Thanks, what model do you have and how do you like the stainless?
I have a Glock 23. I installed a guide rod from BT Guide Rods. Although, other online retailers sell them.

btguiderods.com

I like mine and have had no problems with it. I don't really notice it helping with recoil/muzzle flip, but I guess I like the idea of having steel as opposed to polymer.
 

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Yes that's my main reason also, i was just looking around online and thinking about maybe trying a tungsten rod to see if that helps with the muzzle flip, are you running a stock weight spring?
 

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Yes that's my main reason also, i was just looking around online and thinking about maybe trying a tungsten rod to see if that helps with the muzzle flip, are you running a stock weight spring?
Yes. Mine came with a stock spring. I didn't want to mess with various weights.
 

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jbranch12345 said:
I have a Glock 23 gen4 I purchased the stainless steel dual spring assembly from the Glock store. I hated it!!! I left it stretched out a couple days shot 100 rouds with it. Now it is love 100% reliable
Thanks thats good to know, I just bought 1 for each of my Glocks from Glockstore last night before reading this, I went with the tungsten for my 27 & 30 and ss for my 19, did you notice any less muzzle flip when you switched?
 

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jbranch12345 said:
I have a Glock 23 gen4 I purchased the stainless steel dual spring assembly from the Glock store. I hated it!!! I left it stretched out a couple days shot 100 rouds with it. Now it is love 100% reliable
If you don't mind me asking why did you hate it at first?
 

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Yes that's my main reason also, i was just looking around online and thinking about maybe trying a tungsten rod to see if that helps with the muzzle flip, are you running a stock weight spring?
I imagine replacing the stock barrel with a heavier steel or tungsten one would do more towards reducing muzzle flip than replacing the guide rod.
 

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ROYALE-W-CHEESE said:
I imagine replacing the stock barrel with a heavier steel or tungsten one would do more towards reducing muzzle flip than replacing the guide rod.
Yes i agree, the more weight up front the better, I wasn't really too concerned with recoil reduction but if it happens then great, my main reason is for reliability issues, i believe that a plastic part that moves and has stress every time a round is discharged is bound to fail eventually and I was cleaning my 19 the other day and saw the stock rod had some (very minimal) wear from the spring sliding on it so i have been looking into upgrading the rods for a bit now that just made me decide to do it now, i figure that spending a few bucks now isn't bad at all after putting over 6,000 rnds down the pipe, because knowing my luck it would fail when i need it most.
 
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