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Okay so I want to swap out my factory guide rod/recoil spring assembly and have found a stainless steel option and tungsten option (G26 G4) from what I read, tungsten seems to be used because if it's weight, to lower the recoil. I do not need this as the recoil is more than manageable as is. And the thought of adding weight to my carry gun is not appealing to me. Are there any other benefits to tungsten over stainless steel outside of additional weight (which again I don't see as a benefit) such as reliability or longevity?