Originally Posted by JonM
the only real advantage to a full guide rod is if your using a recoil spring over 20#. such as in a 460 rowland kit. it prevents the spring from binding.
for shooting normal 45acp loads there is no reason to use one other than you wanting to. personally i wouldnt use one on a self defense gun as they can unscrew themselves and bind the spring up.
glad you like it
Thats true but not all full length guide rods are two pieces. Now as far not trusting my life on it maybe maybe not, any part or pistol can fail, I only install quality parts made of quality materials to try to lesson the chance of it failing on me when I need it to absolutely work.
Proper inspection and maintenance are also very key as well.