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Two Piece Guide Rod?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pitt1011, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. pitt1011

    pitt1011

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    I'm still new to the world of 1911s so I'm looking for a little information about something I heard about yesterday. I was at the range the other day and one of the shooters down the line from me was shooting a Les Baer he had set up for Bullseye shooting. We got to talking and he brought up that he had a 2 piece guide rod in his pistol and he had it installed to prevent galling on the outside of his barrel. He basically said a gunsmith he uses advised him to use it because using a bushing wrench with a one piece full length guide rod eventually causes gallling or wear on the outside of the barrel that locks up with the bushing. This eventually would cause a degrading of the suface of the barrel which would affect lock up which would in turn affect accuracy.

    I never heard of this before so I figured I would ask some more experienced 1911 hands if they've heard/seen/believed this. Don't want this thread to turn into a FLGR vs GI length as it seems there isn't much consensus on this. As always, any info is appreciated
     
  2. CMG

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    Complete and utter non-sense.

    Even if you were concerned with galling, the bushing has to be rotated to free the plug and remove the barrel, regardless what style guide-rod you use.
     
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  3. rsxr22

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    sounds like gun shop employee talk to me. "What i have is the best and nothing else is right"
    Completely wrong
     
  4. Quack

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    if you believe that, i have a bridge to sell you ;)
     
  5. Infallible

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    I'm looking for one in the Brooklyn area of New York, is this still available?
     
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    Sorry, that one is under contract right now. The only bridge that I have available is in California.
     
  7. pitt1011

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    Ha!, figured it didn't sound right. I couldn't see how rotating the bushing is some how less violent than the recoiling of the slide during normal firing. Thanks for all the input.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. bac1023

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    That's totally false.