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Guide Rods

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jdl2, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. jdl2

    jdl2

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    Does changing the plastic guide rod to stainless or tungsten significantly improve the accuracy/ shootability of a G19 and G23? Worth the money?
    Thanks,
    Jim L.
     
  2. TMNKWD

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    No, but you will notice a much lighter wallet :wavey:
     

  3. Screwdriver

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    I was thinking of getting a SS guide rod, because of all the forums posts talking about failures. Then I did a Google image search for "Glock Guide Rod Failure"....nothing, nada. I concluded with all the Glocks on the street and the power of the internet, there should be a ton of images.

    So spend the money if you want, but I personally don't think it is worth it.
     
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    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

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    I wouldn't bother unless you want to increase spring weight for full power loads. Even then it's not really necessary.
     
  5. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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  6. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Never seen a difference with the SS recoil assembly.
     
  7. bunk22

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    IMO, no and I have them for my Gen 4 G19/23 but they are for back up only now. There is has been no difference and my G19 shoots better with the stock RSA. I'm sure experiences will vary.
     
  8. jdl2

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    THANK YOU ALL. YOU'VE MADE UP MY MIND!
    With much appreciation,
    JL
     
  9. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    I convert ALL my plastic guide rods to solid stainless steel. And for those who did a search for broken/damaged guide rods, I suggest you use a better search engine.

    http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236116

    http://forums.officer.com/t127373/

    http://www.handgunforum.net/glock/28021-steel-guide-rods-glock.html

    Video here:
    http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descri...index&category_id=7&_Parts+&+Accessories/

    The reason gunmakers install plastic guide rods boils down to one thing...cheaper cost. It has NOTHING to do with "self-lubrication" or ability to flex with the spring or any of the other BS reasons people come up with.
     
  10. Socks tear

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    we put a LWD stainless in the G34, and it does shoot more smoothly and balancve a bit better. The majority opinion is that the Glock plastic guide rods are fine
     
  11. Glock Junkie

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    I have a SS guide rod in my G27 and did not notice any difference from the OEM. I do think it looks better than the factory guide rod being that the barrel is polished.
     
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  12. DocWills

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    Plastic is fine, but a good stainless rod will allow spring changes if needed. Lock time can be increased and accuracy will go up.
     
  13. Screwdriver

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    Your first two links point to the same story where the image/story link is bad on Google. The last video is just a sale page for a SS guide rod.
     
  14. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    HUH????
    First link concerned a Glock 26. Second lonk concerned a Glock 22. The video also explained WHY you would convert to a solid steel guide rod.

    I suggest next time you do a search with Yahoo. Google seems to be made out of old, cracked and broken plastic Glock guide rods. :rofl:
     
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    Improve shooting with professional training to eliminate bad habits ... but its not cheap nor easy, and no one wants to admit that they can't shoot well.

     
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    Save your money for ammo or weapon light.