Guide Rod Question?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by cmahan, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    Is a guide rod bushing recommended for a full size 1911?
     
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  2. bartwatkins

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    Do you mean a barrel bushing? I have never heard of a guide rod bushing....
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    You have a guide rod, a recoil spring, a recoil spring plug, and a barrel bushing that holds them in place.
     
  4. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    No, I mean a guide rod bushing, my uncle has them on all his 1911s, he said it helps on the wear and tear on the slide banging up against the frame, don't no much about it that's why I was asking, so I could get other opinions on it
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Ive never heard of a guide rod bushing
     
  6. bartwatkins

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    I think he is talking about a recoil buffer (that does go on or attach to the guide rod).
    And no, I do not use them. I see no need and they are made of rubberized soft material that is prone to disentegrating or coming apart in the gun (and thus causing it to jam). My opinion is that they have the ability to cause more problems than they might solve.
     
  7. canebrake

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    I think he's talking about a buffer.

    If that's it, NO its NOT recommended.

    It changes the spring geometry shifting the slide cycle timing and can cause spring bind and catastrophic failure.

    The correct way to protect the slide/receiver is to use the same power level ammo and tune the recoil spring pressure to the desired timing.
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great minds Bart! ;)
     
  9. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    Ok I think we are talking about the same thing he just called it something different, thank you for the info
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Where :confused:

    :p
    Ditto on the buffer-- Just say NO to buffers- Say MARKETING GIMMICK :rolleyes: