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Stainless steel guide rods for g26,27&33's

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by k9barco, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. k9barco

    k9barco

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    Does anyone know why these are not available any longer? I am referring to the dual spring guide rods for the baby glocks.
    Several sites still sell the single spring guide rods but not th dual spring ones. What gives?
     
  2. Glock Junkie

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    Go to EBay or Amazon. If you are going to buy it for performance, you are wasting your money
     

  3. Beretta92guy

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    get a wolff guide rod/spring, they are dual-springs....and about a billion times better than the crappy stock one
     
  4. SouthpawG26

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    I had these 10 years ago. Plus every spring set available. I even experimented with clipping springs.

    On a subcompact at least, it never got as good as the OEM RSA.
     
  5. G26S239

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    I use the Wolff on my 26s @ 18#s and my 36 @ 19#s. :wavey:
     
  6. k9barco

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    I was looking for relability over performanance.
     
  7. Beretta92guy

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    well wolff gives you both
     
  8. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Reliability? I got 74,000 rounds off the original RSA in my 1996 G19.:whistling:
     
  9. Simplejack

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    Are you asking about the Gen 3 or Gen 4 Glock 26?
     
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    I got 800 off the original RSA in my 1999 DHR prefix 26 before about ~ 33% portion of the retaining flange on the outer spring broke causing failure to return to battery. The Wolff is @ 16,000+ and still working fine.
     
  11. TheExplorer

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    This thread got me thinking so I looked at a 27. The flange is actually visibly bent on a new G3 27 from the spring pressure. Never seen this before on a Glock.

    However, I just found this review online.

    WOLFF 50816 GLOCK 26/27/33 16 LB RECOIL SET
    "This part was purchased months ago to "upgrade" the OEM Glock plastic guide rod assembly. I have only run a few hundred rounds through the pistol after installation. Today at the range the Wolff "hardened, solid tool steel" failed. It came apart on the end that fits in the barrel lug. DON'T BET YOUR LIFE ON IT."

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. TheExplorer

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    delete
     
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  13. mongo356

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    I personally have never had or seen a problem with a sub compact spring. I have been carrying a sub every day since 1999.

    There were QC issues with the older RSA's several years ago. The new gen 4 RSA's (They interchange with Gen 3 Sub compacts) look like well made units.

    I'm sure every now and then a bad one slips out from the gadzillions that are produced.
     
  14. mongo356

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    Wow!!

    is that the new uncaptured on both ends for your convenience model?:wow:
     
  15. GThirtyTwo

    GThirtyTwo Amor patriae

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    I have a Glockmeister in my 26 that it came with, it hasn't had any issue yet.
     
  16. barth

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    Bought three third party RSAs for whatever strength and reduced recoil they might provide (Gen 3 G27).

    1) Competition heavy tungsten didn't feel any different at all
    and was giving failure to return to battery.

    2) Generic SS RSA didn't even seem to fit right.
    And I'm not even going to try that one.

    3) Lightning Strike SS RSA is in my gun now.
    And appears to be working fine.
    But no felt difference in shooting.

    I've never had any problems with OEM RSAs other than the plastic tip getting chewed up.
    And having to fuss with it to get it to seat right.

    There's lots of folks that just stick with the OEM RSAs
    and have no trouble at all.
    It's hard for me to justify the cost of these third party products.
     
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