Hello again gentlemen! I saw a SA operator today for 1888.99 and a TRP for 1700.00+. Both seemed to have an extended guide rod, I took mine off and put on the cap so it is easier to field strip and clean. According to the dealer, he told me I should keep the extended guide rod on because it shoots alot more accurate from less recoil and something else I forgot. I did really well at 15 yards today, shot the paper out with 230 grain FMJ's. I never shot with my extended guide rod, what do u guys think? Guide rod? Or cap?