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Plastic Guide rod

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by James Dean, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. James Dean

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    Does anyone know why the Sig P229 Stainless Elite comes with a Plastic Guide rod? Is it because of the weight of the Gun?
     
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    To save money and solidify their profit margin.

    <--------Owner of 3 Sigs.
     

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    You can get some nice stainless steel guide rods for Sig's, starting at these two great places.

    http://guiderod.com/
    http://www.rhynotek.com/
     
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    Because they're too friggin' cheap to use a $5.00 stainless steel one in a $1,200 pistol.

    If I worked for that company, I'd be ashamed at the crap they're doing to the fine name of Sig Sauer.
     
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    Thanks. I just put in and order for one for my P229. I picked up three 14 round sig factory mags from CDNN sport, now all I need is for the town to get off there fat azz and type up my permit so I can pick it up. I hate NJ I've been waiting 40 days now
     
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    Plastic guide rods in a Sig eh? Everything I've read says it shouldn't/doesn't make a difference. That's reading though and we all know what that's worth. Here's what I do know though. If I had a plastic guide rod in my pistol, I'd go find a metal one, lol.

    Bedair is the link I have in my favorites for when I place an order for stainless rods. I've heard good things about his product and speed of delivery. Grey Guns makes a "fat" one (read his site for info). I'd never heard of the 2 Snak3 posted. They look like quality though.