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hello to all, im new to glock just got a gl34 gen 5, im having issues with a new guide rod tungston
installed it now you only rack the slide have way?? am i doing somthing wrong here??
i would deeply appreciate some input ? works great with the stock guide rod?? thank you
 

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At least you only made one mod, thus easy to track down. Proper part properly installed?

Photos of steel guide rod and position of failure would help. Good luck.
 
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You will need new springs but I am not sure which. Read past forum issues on this and should find your fix. Most will tell you not to modify.
 

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well there's only one way to put in a guid rod correct?? or am i missing somthing?? thanks
 

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Train and shoot it stock is best advice. I have never heard of a new guide rod helping accuracy. (Not in a Glock) I got a new trigger for mine but had to polish it big time for function. I am glad I did. Smoother pull with less travel. The rest of my glock internals are stock. I have done some mods to frame myself which turned out great. Many listing here in forums of colossal screw ups and some nice mods. I would suggest reading and see what others have done, their reasoning for it, and their solutions when faced with problems. Brilliant people here and some on the other end of spectrum as well. Just enjoy the ride.
 

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well there's only one way to put in a guid rod correct?? or am i missing somthing?? thanks
Flip it around maybe you have it backwards. As said earlier, pictures would help. But it doesn’t help accuracy. It adds a few ounces to the front of the slide, which allegedly helps reduce muzzle flip. Accuracy depends on your training.


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Just leave it stock and have GLOCK engineering at its best. That aftermarket stuff is questionable, AT BEST. I'd leave it stock and trade that "tungsten" thing for something good. Don't worry, somebody will want it! After-GLOCK parts is a real sucker's market, and business is good!
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Welcome to the forum! Plenty of experience and good advice here. Sorry you didn't ask first but the tungsten guide rod does not improve accuracy (despite the hype). A complete waste of money! In general, the only necessary Glock modification is improved sights (I recommend TruGlo TFO).
 

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The biggest selling point for Glocks that everyone will bring up is it's aftermarket support when comparing them to other pistols. Then people will tell you to leave it stock and aftermarket parts aren't needed. People buy Glocks for the Gucci factor.

@biguso A heavy guiderod can help you shoot more accurately while rapid firing. In theory and conventual wisdom, the added weight help keep the muzzle down and dampens recoil. Some competition shooters add extra weight to the rail and use heavy guiderods for this very reason.... For self-defense purposes, it's pointless.

Without pics of the guiderod installed into the slide, no one can really help you.
 

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hello to all, im new to glock just got a gl34 gen 5, im having issues with a new guide rod tungston
installed it now you only rack the slide have way?? am i doing somthing wrong here??
i would deeply appreciate some input ? works great with the stock guide rod?? thank you
It's pretty hard to screw up the installation of a guide rod.
You might have the wrong spring and the coils are stacking.

Probably best to put the OEM RSA back in and call it a day.
Oh, and stop looking at the gun porn over at the Glock Store.
You'll screw up your Glock with those snake oil "upgrades" and get hairy palms.

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The Glock 34.5 does not need a tungsten guide rod. Glock recoil springs are tailored to work with almost any ammo. You start messing around with that, you will handicap yourself and be limited in what you can use with it.

I'm not usually one to bash polymer sights but the competition models (and the G44) all come with the adjustable polymer sight, which is complete garbage. That's the only real thing that needs to be replaced, even a conventional polymer rear sight would be an improvement.
 

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Just leave it stock. Glocks perform very well right out of the box.
 
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