I've been shooting 1911s for a while but have just recently begun "Accesorizing" or, as my wife puts it "buying presents for my new toy" I just picked up a Colt Gold Cup and was semi-surprised to note it does not have a full length guide rod. I had added one to a SA Compact a few weeks earlier and it made an accurate gun into an uber accurate hole-punching machine. The Gold Cup is, as I discovered yesterday, quite impressive at the range. It made one ragged hole out of 15 rounds at 15 yards. So, while wondering what to add to the latest aqcuisition, I'm looking for feedback on full length guide rods. It's not a carry piece, but rather a range toy. I have a G30 & G36 for social situations. What say you? Yes? No? Maybe? And what about S/S barrel bushings? Any benefit beside good looks? Thanks in advance for your responses and your patience with my questions.