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Old 10-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #11
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I have one in my house gun. It definitely racks smoother and seems to have a bit less felt recoil. I don't have one in my Ballester and wouldn't have bought the one I have if I had known the benefit would be marginal.

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Thanks for all of the replies guys!

Gonna get my boy the regular guide rod, if the work we did doesn't fix it.

My old 1911 rattles and shakes like a crack addict in a recycle dumpster, with the GI guide rod, but she still shoots better than I do. I ain't no Todd Jarrett, but paper, in this neck of the woods fears me. My big problem with smithing the .45 is, I have had it since about 1993, shot maybe 10,000 rounds through it and nothing has ever broken; now some of my other pistols and revolvers, I am damn good at fixing.

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The 1911 was designed without the FLG. Supposedly, when JMB was asked about the spring possibly kinking, his reply was that the spring is suppose to kink.

I have a few with the FLG (installed by the factory or by myself at the time I thought I needed it). For some applications, it is okay. But no improvement from what I've seen.

Just another way to separate you from your money. Not that I am blaming anyone who sells one, they have to keep up with demand.

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Being able to capture the spring on the rod for takedown is worth the price of admission. It also makes the idiot mark obsolete since you install the slide with the spring captured so you can easily install the slide stop before releasing the spring.

Whenever I tell people how much easier the drilled FLGR makes cleaning the gun, I feel like a guy trying to give away ten dollar bills with people handing them back because they think that they must be fake.

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OK, here's the hot poop on the FLGR.

It was designed by the guys at the Fishing Lure School of Design. You know the one, it's where they design the lure to catch the fisherman, not the fish.

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OK, well that's all good. If you like fighting the recoil spring in and out every time go for it. me, I push the slide back and insert the capture clip in the hole in the FLGR and then the whole rod/spring/bushing are one piece. I take the gun down, clean it, do anything I want and they sit on the bench while I do. Then reassemble the gun with spring held in place, remove clip and done.

There isn't enough money on earth to make me go back to fighting a recoil spring on a 1911. It's just a no brainer.

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I have a full size Kimber Custom in stainless and it has a FLGR. I assume it came that way. I hate wrestling with it when putting it back together.

Can someone post me a link to a short guide rod and spring in stainless that will work in my pistol? When I look on Brownells, they all seem to be FLGRs.

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[QUOTE="jismail"]I have a full size Kimber Custom in stainless and it has a FLGR. I assume it came that way. I hate wrestling with it when putting it back together.

Can someone post me a link to a short guide rod and spring in stainless that will work in my pistol? When I look on Brownells, they all seem to be FLGRs.

Go to Brownells and type this item number in.. 296-000-113DH for guide rod..and here are a few item numbers for recoil springs.. For 16lb, 943-000-013DH... 17lb, 943-000-014DH... 18lb, 943-000-015DH..hope these help

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[quote=MrWray;606979]

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I have a full size Kimber Custom in stainless and it has a FLGR. I assume it came that way. I hate wrestling with it when putting it back together.

Can someone post me a link to a short guide rod and spring in stainless that will work in my pistol? When I look on Brownells, they all seem to be FLGRs.

Go to Brownells and type this item number in.. 296-000-113DH for guide rod..and here are a few item numbers for recoil springs.. For 16lb, 943-000-013DH... 17lb, 943-000-014DH... 18lb, 943-000-015DH..hope these help
Thanks! One more question, for the spring lb, what is the stock spring rating? (I shoot standard .45 ammo, not +P or any other "hot rounds"
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I believe 16lb is factory

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