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Want to get a steel recoil guide and Spring: What spring should i get?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Markasaurus, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    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
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    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?
     
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  2. SawgrassRaven

    SawgrassRaven

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    Nevermind.
     
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  3. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Believer

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    What's wrong with the original guide rod and spring?
    After only 500rds it should be nearly brand new?

    I trust Glocks judgement.

    If they think a polymer recoil guide rod is better, then I'd be the last
    person to replace it with a steel one.

    I just don't see how a steel rod would be any better than the original
    polymer one. A steel rod has a greater potential to damage the gun
    than a polymer one.

    I wouldn't replace the recoil spring for at least another 500 rounds and then I'd
    replace it with one meeting the exact specifications of the original.
     
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  4. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    Stock is best unless you're shooting homespun downloaded ammo for competition.
     
  5. Nutt51

    Nutt51

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    I went with Lone Wolf. I put the ss rod with factory wt. spring
    on my 19, 17, and 21. I just wanted metal, my gun, my choice.
     
  6. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    Don't waste your money. The Stock plastic is meant to flex with the gun. Leave it alone, and save your money for ammo..
     
  7. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    I used a Stainless guide rod with a captured recoil spring in my G17 for a few years, worked great.

    I put a stock recoil spring and guide rod assembly back in when someone pointed out that an aftermarket recoil spring assembly isn't legal for SSP in IDPA.

    My 2 cents would be to stick with the stock plastic assembly.
     
  8. pakettle

    pakettle

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    I'll second that, never could figure out why glock owners buy new guns then start screwing around with aftermarket parts.
     
  9. HogGlocker

    HogGlocker Owner Since 88'

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    To my knowledge Glock NEVER used steel guide rods.....the rod has always been polymer.............at least it was on my original 17 I bought 22 yrs ago.
     
  10. 2 Hawks

    2 Hawks ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    You "Want" but do you really Need one? As others have said; Save your money for ammo..
     
  11. JBP55

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    Since no one wants to answer your question I will. The one you have high lighted 14# works great in a G26. Less felt recoil and easier to rack the slide. Good set up for the ladies also.
     
  12. Snak3

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    Jeez and I thought I was the only person that noticed that no one would answer the guy. :wow:
     
  13. AustinTx

    AustinTx

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    I thought the OEM for the sub-compacts is 18#. I would like someone to come in here with the real number, please.
     
  14. EddieM

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    Guys if we keep all our Glock's stock there won't be anything to try to fix with them and we can't post all the problems we have.
     
  15. JBP55

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    All 9/.40/.357

    Full size 17#.
    Compact 18#.
    Sub Compact 16#.
     
  16. AustinTx

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    Thank you very much, I had the compact and sub-compact numbers switched.
     
  17. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Stay with the stock part!

    Stay with the stock part!

    Stay with the stock part!
     
  18. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    That wasn't nice. :faint:
     
  19. VA_Glocker

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    .. I third that. :supergrin:
     
  20. VA_Glocker

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    Not true... after market part discussions will be different as they vary as per their manufacturers.

    But, stock parts isn't as stock is stock... period.