Question about guide rods

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by dj613, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. dj613

    dj613 New Member

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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
     
  2. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    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.

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

  3. dj613

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    Thanks, what model do you have and how do you like the stainless?
     
  4. dj613

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    Nevermind I read your post, thanks again
     
  5. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    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.
     
  6. dj613

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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?
     
  7. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    Just buy a Gen4 and you don't have to worry about a thing. ;)
     
  8. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    Yes. Mine came with a stock spring. I didn't want to mess with various weights.
     
  9. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    Oh no. Let's not start that discussion.
     
  10. dj613

    dj613 New Member

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    Ok, that's what I'm looking at right now, I think I might have to order a few lol, thanks again for the info
     
  11. dj613

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    Well for now I'm just playing with my gen 3's until the mood strikes me to get another Lol, I've been looking at either a 21 or 22
     
  12. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    Muahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!
     
  13. jbranch12345

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    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
     
  14. dj613

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    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?
     
  15. jbranch12345

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    Well not much I got one for my 17gen4 and it's noticable
     
  16. dj613

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    Ok thanks, can't wait to give 'em a try!
     
  17. dj613

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    If you don't mind me asking why did you hate it at first?
     
  18. ROYALE-W-CHEESE

    ROYALE-W-CHEESE New Member

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    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.
     
  19. dj613

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    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.
     
  20. jbranch12345

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    Fte every time but I left my slide pulled back for a couple days and had no more problems I guess it stretched out and now I love It really nice looking Anne well made