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Need Help on Guide Rod Decision

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TangoFoxtrot, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I'm presently thinking about removing my Lasermax from my G23. I wish to put in either a stock captive guide rod or a stainless captive guide rod ( is it worth the extra money). Which one should I go with and why???
     
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    I have never had trouble with a stock recoil assembly but have change them out for a heavier weight spring due to hot ammo.
    Not sure it is worth the money.
     

  3. I prefer the Wolff guide rods and springs. Top of the line quality.
    However, even though I use the stock weight springs I prefer the non captured rods.
    No problems using them and if you ever wanted to change the spring it is so much easier.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  4. cciman

    cciman

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    They are all the same. They are really a very passive piece of the gun, that holds the spring.

    eBay has them for $12, or $19 with the spring complete <-- I use these (Brass Stacker brand) and they are great, and cheap.
     
  5. mteagle1

    mteagle1

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    I have used Wolff and IMSI because I shoot lots of competition other than GSSF but for general shooting nothing beats a stock Glock.
     
  6. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I'm now leaning toward stock.
     
  7. You certainly can buy a few of them for the price of an aftermarket.