I recently purchased a host of modification products to try out on my Glock Gen 2 model 23...more on these products later... My question is regarding the options for aftermarket guide rods with springs for the slide... Has anyone purchased and used the Arotek titanium guide rod assembly? If so, what are your thoughts on the pros and cons? I have read all about the stainless steel and tungsten rods for sale. Both marketing and some testimonials claim they reduce recoil and muzzle flip due to the added weight of the material over the stock plastic piece... Titanium would seem to have just as much strength and durability as the other options would, but probably be only about double the weight as the factory piece... I purchased a stainless steel assembly for my 23... I have yet to fire it, but already I notice a big difference in how smooth the action is when cycling the slide - it feels more solid and true... The plan is to take both rods to the range and report back with my findings...when I finally find the time... If the stainless simply feels better, but the added weight does nothing for recoil reduction, I would be tempted to try the titanium product and save the weight...after all...lighter is better in my mind for a carry piece...Assuming one does not sacrifice reliability or accuracy in the process... Let me know your thoughts and more importantly - experiences... Thanks!