I'm still new to the world of 1911s so I'm looking for a little information about something I heard about yesterday. I was at the range the other day and one of the shooters down the line from me was shooting a Les Baer he had set up for Bullseye shooting. We got to talking and he brought up that he had a 2 piece guide rod in his pistol and he had it installed to prevent galling on the outside of his barrel. He basically said a gunsmith he uses advised him to use it because using a bushing wrench with a one piece full length guide rod eventually causes gallling or wear on the outside of the barrel that locks up with the bushing. This eventually would cause a degrading of the suface of the barrel which would affect lock up which would in turn affect accuracy. I never heard of this before so I figured I would ask some more experienced 1911 hands if they've heard/seen/believed this. Don't want this thread to turn into a FLGR vs GI length as it seems there isn't much consensus on this. As always, any info is appreciated Wanna kill these ads? We can help!