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G23 Gen2 recoil spring/guide rod question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by FireForged, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    I have a G23 gen2 which is just now starting to show some questionable wear to the guide rod. What guide rod/spring combo is prefered now a days? Do i need to just order a oem replacement? I dont mind spending a few extra bucks on a aftermarket if its been vetted and is known to work well.

    There has never been any problem what so ever with this pistol if that matters. Not really looking to change spring lbs but my gut tells me that a ss guide rod would be better. I would like to hear what you gen2 guys have discovered.
     
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  2. plouffedaddy

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    OEM is the way to go on a G23.
     

  3. G36shooter

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    The newest RSA is 5593-1 go with this
     
  4. G23G21

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    +1, but pick up several for backup.
     
  5. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    My guide rod is not marked with any numbers at all. Does the 5593-1 fit all?
     
  6. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    Gen1-3 G19/23/32/38s---yes.
     
  7. apheod

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    is there some sort of problem with using steel guide rods?
     
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    Go with the OEM recoil spring. And just remember that they're not designed to last forever, and they are designed to be cheap and replaceable.
     
  9. plouffedaddy

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    The only time I've seen guide rod related problems it's been with aftermarket rods/springs. Something wrong with them? Not per se but unless you're running 10mm loads out of your G20 that are pushing 700ft/lbs energy I see 0 reason to ever use anything but the factory springs---they just work.
     
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  10. apheod

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    i'm using the stock spring weight, i'm just using a steel guide rod to add a bit of weight out front and not have to worry about breaking the rod.