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Guide rod fit question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by leftyglkr13, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. leftyglkr13

    leftyglkr13

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    I got a G30 3 weeks ago, and I've noticed when I break down the gun the barrel has 2 catches for the guide rod. One semi circled catch closest to the bottom of the barrel and a square shaped catch below it. The guide rod will sit on both, but after shooting it always rests on the square catch. Is this where the guide rod should sit? Why is there 2 places for the guide rod to rest? The semi circled catch matches the end of the guide rod perfectly why aren't they both shaped this way?
     
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    ravenkeeper98 NRA Benefactor

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    The Guide rod needs to be placed in the semi-circle cut to be reassembled. It will move out of the spot after the slide is cycled, it is normal. Just need to ensure that it sits in the semi-circle cut, or it may damage the guide rod or prevent it from going back together.
     

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    leftyglkr13

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    Aha! I new there had to be a reason. Thanks for the info
     
  4. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    i noted that too, with my recently-purchased 30.

    ravenkeeper, thanks for the facutal, non-condescending reply. thumbs up.
     
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    If you don't put it in all the way before reassembly you can also damage the frame. The spring rod can hit the frame..