Originally Posted by WhaleNoises
I am planning on getting a Glock 19 Gen4 and I've done a lot of research. Now one of the things I've heard is that the plastic recoil spring slide rod brakes sometimes, so inherently I want to get a stainless steal one. The other issue is that the 9mm guns, like the 19, have the 03 spring that weighs 17lbs and is too strong for lighter loads and causes FTFs and FTLs. I plan on using cheep ammo, like federal. I know that Glock recalled the springs and sent all new guns out with 04 springs. Now the question I have is if I buy a stainless steal rod from lets say Glockmeister.com, do they use 03 or 04 springs? Do any of you have a stainless steal rod to sagest?
I have the lone wolf stainless guide rod in my g17. Made a slight difference in muzzle flip as well. The good thing about them is you can change out the spring weight at any time. The factory guide rod should be replaced after 3000 rounds. They hold up pretty good for polymer. I just bought the 17lb spring with my stainless rod and have shot some of my reloads made with 124 grn fmj with vihtavouri powder and no problems whatsoever. Even loading on the lightest end I had not one problem. I think you'll be fine with the stock 17lb spring.
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Last edited by g17frantz; 10-10-2011 at 02:54 AM.