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Best Guide ROD for GLOCKS???

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by charlie-xray, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    What could be the best guide rod out there for a Glock, SS or Tungsten and what brand and where to buy?

    Add: the standard recoil spring is 17-18lbs, what's the benefit or main purpose of using a reduced power recoil spring in the 11-15lbs bracket? And vice versa, what would the benefit of using a Extra power recoil spring?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    charlie,

    i'm assuming its for your G17. if yes, my recommendation is to leave it as is;)
     

  3. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    Yes on the G17, but am also planning to change my G23's.

     
  4. Django

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    Stick with the OFM guide rod but buy a spare.

    I have been there. I switched to a SS guiderod, then to one with mercury inside (TP), then to a tungsten one, dabbled with several recoil springs of vatrious weights and now I'm finally back to the original guiderod.

    Hindsight, I could have saved a lot if I asked then.
     
  5. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    Wow cool, what a predicament you went thru thanks for sharing and saving me a lot of grief in the process.

    Did it not feel right? or you experienced a lot of FTE's and sorts?

     
  6. Django

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    You'll be surprised that if the recoil spring weight in a Glock is not stout enough, the slide moves back a teeny bit when you pull (or squeeze) the trigger. While this has not affected function in my Glock 17, I found it very distracting.

    Tinkering with the recoil spring weight also makes the cycle time erratic which result in FTF or double feeds in my experience.

    As far as I am concerned, tungsten rods, while helping out in dampening recoil, makes the gun muzzle heavy, thus slowing the transistion from one target to another. If I exert more force to accelerate the movement, I tend to overswing on the next target. Of course another issue (and the bigger one if you ask me) is the cost of a tungsten rod.
     
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    st. matthew c_w@_u_need_2_c

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    if it's a glock, keep it stock. except for the sights of course:supergrin:
     
  8. ilocano

    ilocano Down Under.

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    +1 on keeping the original guide rod and changing the sights
     
  9. PhiberOptik

    PhiberOptik Glock23 Fanatic

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    Don't fix what is not broken.
     
  10. isuzu

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    Use the original guide rod. Two friends who had a Glock 19s used steel guide rods. For some reason, the area in between where the barrel and guide rod holes cracked. Other friends who also have Glocks and didn't change their guide rods didn't encounter any problems.
     
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    Both my G17s have captured SS guide rods. These are the same pistols I carry on duty and shoot in matches. In my opinion, the SS guide rod is better than the factory part. I had a Tungsten rod also but finding the right spring was a nightmare. My 2 Euros.
     
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    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    Thanks for all your inputs, surely learned a lot from you guys. Now I can make a calculated decision.
     
  13. mtho

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    ISMI came out with their glock springs shootersconnection have it availabe.
     
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    I kept my g19 in stock. I find no reason to replace it...
     
  15. Putok-Glock

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    My glock 35 competition pistol has a tungsten captured guide rod from glockmeister, dawson fo front sight, dawson magwell and ismi 17# recoil spring. So far so good. The g.rod and magwell will surely alter the balance of the pistol but it can be offset by lots of practice, dry and live fire. The additional weight although minimal will affect the recoil characteristic of light pistols like glocks. But it will be for the better, in my opinion. As for the swing from target to target, the weight is not an issue if you consider and compare it to the weight of a metal-framed 1911. The cure is correct practice. Hth.
     
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    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    A bit OT but do you guys who have G17/G23 or any other Glocks especially with you gents who have more than 1K thru your Glocks experience a whitening of the surface (or color black finish) removed from the firing pin area (surrounding this area) before the barrel the part which usually hits the primer or bottom of the ammo.
     
  17. Putok-Glock

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    Not sure what you mean, but if its the breech face, its normal. word of caution though, avoid dry firing it w/o a snap cap or this area will break.
     
  18. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    Thanks, ano ba mas ok na snap cap yung plastic ang tinatamaan ng 'striker' or yung copper din.


     
  19. Putok-Glock

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    pareho ok
     
  20. mtho

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