Originally Posted by iloveguns
No. I put the spring on the rod then push the rod through the hole. Then just hold onto the guide rod as you reassemble it. It kind of sucks if you have any oil on your fingers.
A good trick is to take a pair of needle nose pliers, and open the first ring on spring by about 1/16th of an inch. I figured this would work when I noticed that first ring getting in the way of the guide rod. You know what I mean. It really does work and doesn't affect the shooting at all.