Question on slide spring rods!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Blufin32, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Blufin32

    Blufin32 New Member

    Was looking around to buy a SS slide spring rod and a glock dealer told me that putting one in would eventually damage gun because the slide is designed to move in a wave action and the poly slide rod is designed for that. So I guess I'm wondering what other people feel about this?
  2. BORIS

    BORIS New Member

    The frame does flex. The factory rod will flex along with the frame while a solid will not. I have heard this plenty of times.

    Now from what i have seen and putting about 200,000 rounds through a gen2 G17 with a solid rod, i never seen any adverse reason to not use one in one of my guns. Seen plenty of other match shooters week after week with solid rods and none of them had a problem with them.

    It might be true and i might have worn out my gun faster shooting with one, but i put about 150,000 through the gun with factory rods and springs before i switched. Not a difference at all from what i could tell...