QUESTION 1/2: I read a post where people are talking about recoil springs and one guy says Glock put the plastic one in to not scratch the slide. Another guy replies no, they used to put steel ones in, they put the plastic ones in to save money. Ok i buy into argument number 2 so now i went looking for steel recoil guides from the net for my 26 This place seems to have the right combination overall http://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm?page=items&cID=1&mID=5 I want the spring that is closest to stock spring pressure. does anyone know how much that is? I dont handload, factory ammo only for me, and the stock spring works fine on almost all ammo, I dont want to pick the wrong spring and find it makes the gun misfire, then wind up shipping springs back and going through all that calling, shipping, return approval numbers, waiting, etc. etc. etc., i wanna get it right the first time - if possible! Factory tension is 16 lbs. Should i go to 18? when i buy one i will post here and tell how it works - but can someone please tell me what spring i should get and why? QUESTION 2: This company also offers the recoil guide part ONLy. My spring has less than 500 rounds on it. Should i just buy the guide rod and use my old sprong? If not, why not?