close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Stainless Steel RSA rods

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ninjag19, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. ninjag19

    ninjag19

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know that some RSAs have had problems and some have been replaced by Glock, but is the plastic retaining rods in question or a problem? There seems to be a lot of aftermarket stainless and even titanium rods and spring assemblies available, which look quite heafty over the stock set-up! Is this just overkill or should serious shooters conbsider getting one? Thanks!
     
  2. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    15,593
    Likes Received:
    6,674
    Location:
    In The Green Mountains
    Best buy on RSA's is Glock OEM. SJ 40
     

  3. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    46,222
    Likes Received:
    20,111
    Location:
    S FL
    Someone here a while back wrote to the effect that the best function of a stainless guide rod is to make money for the seller/manufacturer. Couple that with one or two reports here of people experiencing some reliability issues with aftermarket guide rods and I would opt for the stock RSA.
     
  4. M 7

    M 7

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    45
    I've been very happy with my stainless guide rods (all of my Glocks have them) and for $12 apiece it is nice to have the peace of mind knowing that they'll likely never wear out- at least in my lifetime. That's the cost of two OEM RSAs- well worth it IMO.

    I also like the slight addition of weight forward to my guns. Good quality replacement springs are available from Wolff for a minor pittance and are swapped once every 5-6K depending upon the gun.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  5. ninjag19

    ninjag19

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can I reuse my compound spring from my gen4 G19? I would like to just replace the plastic rod if possible.
     
  6. Saleen

    Saleen

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just got a brand new glock 26 USA made last week (born on date Nov 2012) and it came out of the box with a bad RSA. While glock has great customer service and is shipping out a new one, I also ordered a SS RSA from BT guide rods. It looks a lot beefier and still uses OEM glock springs. In my opinion it is worth it and I'll keep the glock rsa as a back up just incase.
     
  7. dimitrir

    dimitrir

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    2
    Maybe, but plastic guide rod in my 3rd gen 19 chipped and small bit of plastic prevented slide from going into battery.

     
  8. rv4driver

    rv4driver

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Ft. Collins, Co.
    My Glock RSA fell apart, locking up the gun. The aftermarket one has been flawless.

    It is what it is.
     
  9. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Messages:
    4,319
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Wythe County, VA
    If you put stainless steel parts in your Glock, everyone will think you are an expert.



    Well, maybe not everyone, but almost everyone.



    Well, maybe not almost everyone, but many people will.



    Well, maybe not many people, but surely some people.



    Well, maybe not some people, but at least a few guys.



    Well maybe not a few guys, but I'm sure one person somewhere will think you are an expert.



    Well you will! Won't you?
    :animlol:
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  10. ninjag19

    ninjag19

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes thats right! Isnt there an all stainless Glock? Lol