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Old 07-14-2011, 03:36 AM   #1
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The Sig raptor is the only 1911 I own without a guide rod. The gun shoots fine however,I have noticed the groupings are not as consistent as my other 1911's. I
Have two piece and solid rods on my other 1911's. I also add a shock buff to them. I was told years ago that guide rods stabiize the slide hence the accuracy. Could this be the issue with my groupings?



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Old 07-14-2011, 03:46 AM   #2
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Doubt it. Inconsistant grouping when you shoot other 1911 just fine i would check to make sure the sights arent a little loose. Or the bushing isnt locking the barrel to the slide consistantly the same.

The only thing mechanically that can cause bad accuracy is inconsistant lockup or loose sights. A guide rod isnt gonnado squat unless the bushing on the guide rode is better fitted.

My ww2 ithaca 1911a1 rattles like a box of poker chips in a earthquake but it literally puts all the shots in one hole at 10 yards

I have never seen proof that tight frame to slide fit has anything to do with accuracy if thats the only difference



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The Sig raptor is the only 1911 I own without a guide rod. The gun shoots fine however,I have noticed the groupings are not as consistent as my other 1911's. I
Have two piece and solid rods on my other 1911's. I also add a shock buff to them. I was told years ago that guide rods stabiize the slide hence the accuracy. Could this be the issue with my groupings?
Try getting a recoil spring, I had that problem with one of my 1911s. I put in a 22 lbs spring and it shoots like new.
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My Colt 1991A1 came without a guide rod. Got mine from Wilson Combat along with a 22# recoil spring.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Full-Length-Guide-Rod-Full-Size/productinfo/25G/

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Recoil-Spring-Full-Size-22/productinfo/10G22/

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The recoil spring guide rod was designed to guide the recoil spring so it would not "kink" when the slide recoiled.

The only one I have seen that could possibly affect accuracy is the "Group Gripper" (Brownells 965-203-991DH). It has a special link that is pushes up on the barrel when the slide is in battery. An attempt to keep things returning to the same position prior to the next shot.



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