I'm truly NOT debating the pros/cons of metal vs. stock polymer. What I am trying to do is find the users of the LWD captured s.s. recoil rod. I"m still debating that system vs. a Wolff non-captured rod and spring. Have any of you LWD users had any problems with your rod? RECOIL rod that is. That's my main concern, their durability. Thanks guys.