Guide Rod issue

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  1. Civilian sheep Dog

    Civilian sheep Dog

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    Hey guys,

    I've notice in my G17 that when I strip it down I notice my guide rod has moved up a little (almost looks like its barley staying in that first bottom notch on the barrel) I'll push it back down re rack the slide and break it down just to see that the guide rod has moved up again. anyone else have this?:dunno:
     
  2. crushproof

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    yes it happens in my glock too, one of the first questions i asked when i joined.. it's normal just make sure to push it back down when you reassemble
     

  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Yup, quite normal.

    The rear end of the rod moves down into the frame a little when you assemble it.
     
  4. Brain Virus

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    Good i was worried about that myself. I noticed it after i stripped my G17 down after my first range session
     
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    Go check out a G21 or G20. They are even worse than the G17. My G21 sometimes has the rod fall out upon disassembly.
     
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    There is an assembly position and a normal/operating position. Bottom notch for assembly and the rod will self index to the operating position.
     
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    Does anyone know if the guide rod lasers from lasermax would have the same problem and throw off the sighting?
    http://www.lasermax.com/product.php?id=6
     
  8. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    My laser rod was OK--not great.
    Did same as regular rod.

    BTW, there was no way to adjust aim on the laser rod.
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    How accurate was it?
    What would you recommend instead?
     
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    The rear end of the recoil rod rests on the barrel lug only while the slide is off of the frame. When you assemble the slide and frame, the rear end rests on the frame just forward of the slide lock. Then, when you remove the slide, you pull the slide lock down, and the barrel lug moves forward past the lock and again grabs the end of the rod -- it's unimportant how or where it is trapped.

    As for accuracy and precision (repeatability) of the laser's aim, that is dependent upon how precisely the frame holds the end of the rod. At least with my G19, it holds it without any noticeable play. I use a frame mounted Viridian laser vs the LaserMax, but I'd be surprised if there is major movement in POA from shot to shot. However, it would bother me that there is no adjustment for POA.
     
  11. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    It would keep on paper at 50ft.
    I would go with the backstrap model.
    It is adjustable two ways.
    And also does not interfer with holster fit.
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