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Old 08-27-2013, 19:54   #1
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Guide rod assemblies

Does anyone feel there is a material benefit replacing stock equipment with SS or Tuns versions ? You are staring at $50-$70 per unit to do that. Worth it?
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Old 08-27-2013, 20:09   #2
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I also fell for the stainless/tungsten guide rod hype.

The only time I've ever had a Glock fail to go into battery was with a stainless steel guide rod I bought from Glockmeister. I tracked the problem to the metal on metal contact and insufficient lubricration. I swapped back the $7 guide rod and haven't looked back and bought 3 spare guide rods for each Glock I own and still have money left over for extra mags and ammo.
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Old 08-27-2013, 20:27   #3
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I stick with OEM myself.
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Old 08-27-2013, 21:05   #4
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the oem is the best for glocks. many mango season ago i paid the money for a high dollar stainless/tungsten guide rod. for some reason it made the gun feel different and i took it out. hard to beat the oem parts when it comes to glocks.
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Old 08-27-2013, 21:42   #5
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Yep. OEM
Unless of course you're gonna go for insane ballistic 44 Magnum power and covert your Glock 21 to shoot 460 Rowland. Then you better batten down the hatches.
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Old 08-27-2013, 23:45   #6
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I stick with OEM myself.
+1 ... OEM works...
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:41   #7
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I've always liked the Wolff steel rods myself. They never break and add a little weight towards the front of the gun improving balance a bit, IME. They also make changing springs (every 5k-7k) and spring weights, if there is a need to do so, very easy.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:57   #8
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I'll just stay with my stock plastic RSG rod.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:12   #9
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Been shooting Glocks since 1989, never had a stock recoil gude assy fail. I have seen three aftermarket guide rod assemblies cause problems.

Personally........if it works, why di@k with it?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:48   #10
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Just what is OEM?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:05   #11
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Just what is OEM?
My sarcasm detector is out for repair this week so I can't tell if you are serious or not, but OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. In this case, OEM refers to any replacement parts manufactured by Glock rather than an aftermarket parts manufacturer.
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Old 08-28-2013, 18:01   #12
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OEM in my G26 change it every 5K rounds and no problems at all!
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Old 08-28-2013, 18:52   #13
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Over the years, I have used stainless and tungsten rods, both captured and not captured. I have also used various spring weights. I think the stock rod and spring are just about perfect for most shooters. If you hand load and use reduced power loads, you might need to get a lighter spring, but the stock rod and spring work fine.
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Old 08-28-2013, 18:59   #14
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I use only stainless rods myself. Don't see anything wrong with eliminating a potential problem. They run fantastic for me with no issues of any kind. Spring weight change is fast and easy, but they certrainly don't cost 50 bucks or more. Don't know where that came from. Tungston, maybe? but I have no need for added weight. Stainless may add a bit more weight but it's certainly not enough to notice.
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Old 08-28-2013, 19:01   #15
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The only times I've found them to be beneficial is when shooting hot 10mm and 357SIG loads---higher and more consistent velocities.
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The only times I've found them to be beneficial is when shooting hot 10mm and 357SIG loads---higher and more consistent velocities.
Are you saying that the type of guide rod used is responsible for "higher and more consistent velocities"?
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Old 08-28-2013, 21:27   #18
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OEM here without a problem.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:11   #19
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I also fell for the stainless/tungsten guide rod hype.

The only time I've ever had a Glock fail to go into battery was with a stainless steel guide rod I bought from Glockmeister. I tracked the problem to the metal on metal contact and insufficient lubricration. I swapped back the $7 guide rod and haven't looked back and bought 3 spare guide rods for each Glock I own and still have money left over for extra mags and ammo.
We all could have quit posting after this......100% agreement
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:35   #20
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Stick with stock - none of the replacements are improvements. My brother once fired a test Glock 35, during law enforcement agency testing, until it got so hot the stock guide rod started to melt and curve (firing from a whole box of loaded magazines as fast as they could fire), but it still stayed together and the pistol continued to function. The agency continues to use the Glock 35.
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