Originally Posted by Vincine
Has anybody had a Glock guide rod actually break?
It happens but is rare. And of course metal parts break too! Some people also say you should throw out the stock short guide rod on a 1911 too - and install a long one. Or throw out the direct impingement system that's worked over 50 years in AR-15s. And my Colt 1911 has done fine with stock parts over 35 years!
I think we have to be careful not to let hype separate us from our money.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek
Last edited by Quentin; 02-27-2014 at 07:42 AM.