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Old 03-11-2012, 03:25 AM   #11
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Wait a minute!! What's with all those holes down there below the sillouette?? Also, seems I see a lot of powder burns on that target!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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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.

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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.
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Wait a minute!! What's with all those holes down there below the sillouette?? Also, seems I see a lot of powder burns on that target!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
I can't explain the powder burns but all the holes in the card board were from the guy shooting the Glock before I got on the line......lol
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I can't explain the powder burns but all the holes in the card board were from the guy shooting the Glock before I got on the line......lol
Okay, just wondering. Kinda looked like some of my targets at the bottom.

Seriously, good shooting!
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There is a 2 page write up on the Spinco recoil reducing guide rod system in the May/June issue of HANDGUNNER. The short version of the article is, they work.

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Well I got out to the range today and I was relieved when I pulled the trigger and she went bang. I checked to make sure the next round chambered and I started to sqeeze off the first mag.
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Recoil seems to be down a bit, I was able to fire follow up shots a lot faster.
I can't speak for improved accuracy because it basically shoots where you point it.

This is 8 rounds at 15meters

All due respect- I think thats what you're wanting to feel
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All due respect- I think thats what you're wanting to feel
Not sure what that means but ok.
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