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1911 guide rod question

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by captdreifus, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

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    Ok,

    So as you all know, I am a noob to 1911's. I have a hinker for a springer loaded. I know the two piece guide rod "may" come unscrewed while shooting. I also heard that it is a pita to assemble/disassemble a 1911 with a full length guide rod.

    So here is my question. What do I need other than a GI guide rod? What size spring do I need? Can the one that comes with the springer fit with the GI style guide rod? Do I need any other parts to convert the FLGR to a GI style? Thanks all!

    capt
     
  2. The recoil spring is the same, all you'll need is a new guide rod and plug. I changed out the full-length on my Springfield TRP.

    I get my parts at www.brownells.com

    087-000-017 - Ed Brown Recoil spring plug

    087-882-001 - Ed Brown recoil spring guide

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  3. bac1023

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    Not all FLGRs are two piece either.

    In fact, most are not.
     
  4. ctfireman

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    I think the chance of it coming unscrewed while firing is slim.
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I never had an issue.

    I actally like the two piece guide rods. :embarassed:

    In fact, I specifically ordered my Pistol Dynamics with one.
     
  6. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

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    I concur, whats not to like?:supergrin:
     
  7. bac1023

    bac1023

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    :)

    Don't get me wrong, I also like the GI setup.

    My new custom from Mark Morris will have the standard setup. :)
     
  8. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    HEARSAY!!!

    If JMB had wanted FLGR he would have designed it that way !!!!



    Oh wait there is a FLGR in my Kimber ............... nvm.



    My friend had the 2 pc in his SA. I can't say I care much for it. The only PITA that the FlGRs are is that you need to be really sure you have a grip on the plug.............BONG!!!!!!!!
     
  9. remat

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    After being convinced by Ace Hindman I put a 2 piece Clark in my 45 Super. It spent years in there and I never had it back out even with the Super loads. However, eventually I got tired of checking it and having a wrench for disassembly I took it out. ZERO difference. I have not used one since.
     
  10. Yes, but you also like unfinished (square) triggers! :whistling:

    Must be a bad 'net influence, or something. :tongueout:
     
  11. rsxr22

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    i personally dont think there is anything wrong with 2 piece rods either. I hear people talking all the time about they could come unscrewed, but i have never heard of one person saying this happened to them.
    The only real advantage of the GI setup is being able to strip in the field without tools. More than the majority of shooters are just range shooters, so i dont see why this even plays into effect.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Hey, that's Quack that loves the square triggers. :tongueout:

    I like them too, but my favorite is the short solid aluminum type. :cool:
     
  13. Jager1

    Jager1 UtilitarianSect Lifetime Member

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    This.
     
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  14. I was looking at your avatar. Quack is the bad influence. :rofl:
     
  15. bac1023

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    True :cool:

    That's an E-Trigger on my EGW. :)


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    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  16. Aiden

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    And once again, a thread is derailed by Bac's guns. :D
     
  17. KillStick

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    Mine has came unscrewed during a range session, but that was 500 rounds later and it was no big deal as I take some tools to the range for a just in case situation. I wouldn't worry about them coming loose, it seems to take quite a bit more than the usual carry or if a self defense situation ever came up.
     
  18. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Sorry :embarassed:
     
  19. flynlead

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    I use my magazine to strip down. my bushing tool is still in the case. The takedown is just as easy as the original design this way.