Gen 4 guide rod...still plastic?

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  1. Glock Dave

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    I did a search and didn't see an answer. Are the Gen 4 guide rods still made of plastic or are they now steel?

    Thanks
     
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    There is a reason why Glock uses plastic guide rods...;)
     

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    Plastic.

    The plastic guide rod will flex and doesn't impede any of the movement between the slide/frame or flex of the frame while being fired.

    Glock will tell you NOT to use a steel guide rod.
     
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    In readding the magazine "Glock Autopistols" it states the Gen4 has a dual recoil spring but nothing about a change to the plastic guide rod.

    Why do you want a steel guide rod, does the Gen4 have a steel frame?
     
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    I didn't say i wanted a steel guide rod, it has to do with IDPA rules.
     
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    Ok, I'll bite, what is the rule in IDPA? Not trying tobe sarcastic, honest curiosity as I know nothing about competition shooting or its rules.
     
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    Why would you want a steel guide rod? Glock is perfect as-is.
     
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    The First Qtr 2010 'Tactical Journal' (IDPA's official magazine) states that the Gen 4 Glocks have been deemed legal for SSP and ESP (page 25). This is in an article on the 2010 SHOT show, in the section on Glock.
     
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    The rule in the stock division in IDPA says that you can't change a guide rod to one of a heavier material or use an aftermarket one that had a dual recoil spring. Since up until now, the duty sized Glocks didn't come that way. Now that the gen 4 Glocks come with a dual spring setup, they have had to come up with a new ruling. I was wondering if the material changed if that would affect the rules as well.

    Thanks for the replies
     
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    The guide rod is made of plastic with alot or metal surrounding it..

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    Gen 4's are steel!!!
     
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    You're wrong, look up above your post.
     
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    I have a gen 4 , your right should have said surrounded by SteelIt Does make a difference in recoil compared to my 22 RTF
     
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    what model of glock is the double spring?
     
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    the 26, for one .

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    Also that leads to another question: a magnet sticks to the plastic end of the rod, but not the metal end. No, its not the spring the magnet is sticking to on the plastic end. otherwise it would stick to the metal end too, but it doesn't. Weird. Is Glock the only one that REALLY knows the answer to this metal/plastic question?
     
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    Both the gen4 17 and 22 are double spring
     
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    The New Gen 4
     
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    With the new design of the Gen 4 guide rods with double spring seems to do away with the whole flexing theory.....
     
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    I agree, and the fact that plastic against metal will function alot more smoothly than metal on metal...
     
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    "you're" right now. It's just something I cannot resist.
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