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S/s rsa springs?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ozy, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. ozy

    ozy

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    has anyone tried the glock store's(or others) stainless steel rsa or even the tungsten - made ones? any impressions?
     
  2. alexhartang

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    I like it! Beware of the die bards that will give you crap for even hinting at trying one, no matter what they say, stainless steel is more stable than plastic!


    I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six
     

  3. SJ 40

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    I guess I'm in the naysayer crowd,I have over all the years ever had a factory spring develop any form of corrosion. I have yet to ever have the plastic rod break on me,although I'm sure it happens. For like 6.95 a unit I always have a couple on hand, the best deal for a RSA and I've never had one cause a function problem with my gun. SJ 40
     
  4. bunk22

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    I've got two SS Gen 4 RSA's but they are Gen 3 types. I like the looks but have yet to see an advantage over stock, shooting wise. My Gen 4 G19 does better with the stock RSA but there is no difference in performance between by Gen 4 G23 so I have one in it. What I mean is, the SS RSA would throw brass up and to the left in the G19, unlike the stock RSA. No difference in the G23.
     
  5. nraman

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    It makes you feel good.
     
  6. DannyR

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    They lighten your wallet so that you can run faster and jump higher. I've tried steel, I've tried tungsten, I've sold both as slightly used parts.

    Remember, the only purpose of the guide rod is to keep the spring in alignment, nothing more.
     
  7. barth

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    I bought the: "Tungsten Competition Recoil Spring for Glocks w/ Dual Spring" from them for my G27.
    http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descri...ition+Recoil+Spring+for+Glocks+w+Dual+Spring/
    It's heavier for sure.
    But I couldn't tell the difference shooting with it.
    Except I was getting occasional failure to return to battery.
    Changed back to OEM RSA and no more trouble.

    I have two more SS RSAs.
    One is generic from Amazon.
    It's too long and doesn't fit right.
    I haven't even tried to shoot with it.
    The other is a Lightning Strike.
    http://shop.lspi.com/Captured-Recoil-Guide-Rod-for-GLOCK-Pistols-w-dual-spring-LS-5014.htm

    I've been chewing up the plastic ends on my OEM RSAs
    with loads of 357 Sig.
    They don't always seat right and I have to fuss with them.

    So I tried the Lightning Strike SS RSA out today with 200 rounds.
    Seems to work fine, but no different than OEM.
    It's just not going to get the tip chewed up.
    So I'll run it till it gives me problems.
    We will see.
    I've got four OEM RSAs ready to go If I need them.

    Generally I recommend folks stick with the OEM RSA.
     
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  8. nraman

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    I like to tinker, I tried aftermarket RSAs, barrels, trigger springs, firing pin springs, titanium firing pin safety etc.
    I keep going back to OEM. Too many out of spec parts or parts that don't make any difference, I gave up. I just polish a few parts and keep them stock.
     
  9. ozy

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    thanks guys for your valuable input. oem it is and stays!