guide rod's

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by maine10mm, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. maine10mm

    maine10mm New Member

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  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Tungsten is pretty brittle and quite heavy. I'd stick with the stainless steel guide rod.
     

  3. G21.45

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    I second the motion to stay away from tungsten. It is, indeed, heavy and a lot less flexible than steel. My suggestion? Wolff Gunsprings, non-captured, NP3 coated, 'All Steel' guide rod. Mine have been flawless through more than 10,000-12,000 rounds.

    http://www.gunsprings.com/SemiAuto/GlockNF.html
     
  4. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    What's wrong with the one you've got?
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sprinco recoil reducer. Captive secondary spring ala HK-USP and stainless guide rod. Made by a friend of mine here in ATX. Great product. I have two of their guide rods in pistols 10K+ w/o problems.
    www.sprinco.com
     
  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Guide Rod Question ?

    I bought a WOLFF Bros.stainless spring and rod assembly and it seems to not quite stay in the half moon divot completely.I don,t think it,s a problem,but tell me, is this normal ?
     
  7. G21.45

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    :confused: What are you smoking, now?

    I assume you mean, 'Wolff Gunsprings'. If so, their non-captured steel recoil guide rod is NOT supposed to stay in the ASSEMBLY NOTCH for any longer than it takes to put the slide on the frame. (Got it?)

    By the way, how's the pistol shoot? ;)
     
  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Have,nt Had Time !

    I took you.re advice on the up-grades,kept it minimal.As far as shooting,I have,nt had much time . I,m really under the gun on a project I,ve been working on and have,nt had a day off in quite a while.When I finish it, I,m going to have a plenty of time to play,so I,ll get back to you later.
    THANKS AGAIN !
     
  9. hkusp45

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    I've got an extra stainless guide rod with encapsulated spring if your interested.
     
  10. G21.45

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    OK, you should be fine as long as you remember to PUT THE SPRING ON THE ROD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION - The smaller diameter always goes on first and butts up against the guide rod's button head. When the pistol is assembled the rod drops out of the assembly notch and rides in the bottom of the frame in front of the lock block.

    I think you'll find the whole slide cycling action will be a lot smoother from now on, too. Other Glock owners I know who've made the switch (myself included) have not gone back to the plastic rods. With hotter (or snappier) loads a metal guide rod is a necessity.

    And, you're welcome! ;)





    ADDED: Don't make that other all too common mistake that will prevent you from operating the slide and cause it to become stuck in place:

    Whenever you place the slide on the frame, first put your thumb on the guide rod's button head and make sure it's pressed tightly into the assembly notch. From now on don't forget to do this; and, you won't have to post something like;

    'How Do I Get My Glock's Slide Unstuck?' :p
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Mistake .

    It was actually LONE WOLF DISTRIBTORS.that I purchased my recoil assembly.I haven,t smoked anything in the past 30+ years,but I do enjoy an occational scotch on the rocks.
    QUESTION-If the slide did stick,what next?


    THANKS AGAIN !
     
  12. G21.45

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    Hold back on the trigger. Give the back of the slide a good hard rap with the heel of your hand. If you can't get it to let go, then, remove the slide cover (By whatever means) and take out the firing pin. The slide will, then, release.
     
  13. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good To Be Back !

    Lighting zapped my enter-net port three days ago, and I,m now just back up and running.Hopefully,I won,t ever jamb the slide:) but thanks again.
     
  14. G21.45

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    :) Welcome back! (And it's, 'Ethernet'.)
     
  15. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN ?:eek: