Tungsten steel guide rod vs. factory for GEN4

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by GEN4G23, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. GEN4G23

    GEN4G23 New Member

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    Hey everyone. Need some opinions. I'm debating on whether or not a tungsten steel guide rod will make a more noticeable difference than leaving the factory plastic guide rod in my G23 GEN4. I'm trying to reduce recoil and muzzle flip because I would like to shoot GADPA and USPSA and I'm not sure if there would be that much of a difference.
     
  2. Maybe just a little but I would go stainless IMHO all the weight you need really.
     

  3. Ditto on Stainless. Main thing is to get rid of the plastic, Stainless does the job well enough.
     
  4. GEN4G23

    GEN4G23 New Member

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    Great. I think I'm going to go the stainless steel route then.
     
  5. glocknloaded

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    I went stainless steel and didn't like it just didn't feel comfortable but just my opinion
     
  6. GEN4G23

    GEN4G23 New Member

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    Did you stay with factory or did you go with the tungsten
     
  7. glocknloaded

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    Went back to factory. I didn't feel a difference in recoil and when I racked the slide with the SS in it just didn't feel like what I was used to. I figured the Glock is known for reliability so changing the guide rod just wasn't for me.
     
  8. zachG23

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    I had the same delema but i kept switching back and forth to see any difference and what i noticed was tighter grouping but not any difference with recoil but i will tell u this much eventho i love glock so much. I still trust stainless steel over plastic guide rod for sure.
     
  9. zipper046

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    You wont necessarily feel a recoil difference. Tungsten is heavier, and alot if guys who compete (myself included) use them because extra weight helps keep muzzle rise down for quicker follow up shots and helps balance the gun. Use a Tungsten guide rod and heavy magwell and the add'l weight will help with dampening some recoil.
     
  10. I actually didn't have a choice in the matter. The guy I bought my G30 from put a GlockMeister Stainless guide rod in the gun and didn't have the stock guide rod so that's all I've shot.
    On a side note, it's funny how we'll look for the lightest CCW gun we can find then add weight to it with something like a Tungsten guide rod, that's just crazy,LOL.
    I still think I'd have eventually switched out my plastic guide rod for a stainless just because I trust stainless more then plastic. Same deal with the slide cover, I've got a LWD aluminum one coming in(hopefully today) to replace the plastic one because I think it'll hold up better and look better too.
     
  11. glocknloaded

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    Sorry I probably should have mentioned it was in my HD 17. I don't dislike them and think if your thinking about doing it just try it out and see if it's for you.

    I imagine the tungsten would allow for spring weight changes as well and help for those shooting competition