How Many Have A Hard Rod???

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by HOSSFLY, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah Yeah---Most would lie to me anyways :p
    Seriously---Is there much or any benefit in adding a stainless steel guide rod :confused:
    I'm about to order a few little things from Midway & thought I might get one for my 19-----
     
  2. kyboy

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    Good question....I've been wondering the same thing and was thinking of getting one. I dknt see why it could hurt. Im interested to see what the others say
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Me too- only about 20 bucks----
    I've heard a few say they had to remove them cause their glocks just wouldn't run with them but never really heard any say they were a benefit :confused:
     
  4. kyboy

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    The only thing ive read regarding this is that most guys that get the steel rod get a new spring as well which is usually stiffer thus requiring using hotter loads all the time. Ive never known anyone who just put the rod in with the stock spring. I wonder why it wouldnt run ?
     
  5. vincent

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    Metal being stronger than plastic?

    I suppose if you get the same spring tension, cycling wouldn't be an issue?

    I've heard some say the added weight helps control muzzle climb although I can't see it being enough to make a noticeable difference...

    IIRC GLOCK recommends an upgraded RSA for +P, +P+ loads as the plastic will fatigue faster...

    It's a wear and tear part, can't hurt to have an extra on hand, metal or plastic...
     
  6. blackxpress

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    I was told be a Glock armorer that it puts too much strain on the frame because the polymer guide rod is designed to flex a little whereas the steel rod doesn't. Don't know if he was right about that or not but I leave mine stock just in case.
     
  7. kyboy

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    Yea...now that I think abt it when the slide is locked all the way back the barrel does curve up a little. That rod may be a bad idea
     
  8. Quentin

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    I'm not interested in trying one. 95+% of Glocks, including mine, work fine with the stock plastic guide rod so I'll stay put.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I expected mixed opinions/reviews--
    I dunno-
    I'll decide Monday when I place the order -- don't concider it a big deal-as been said--vast majority will & do run fine with factory :)
     
  10. 44_Special

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    I got the Lone Wolf stainless steel guide rod for my G19....never a problem and the price was right.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Think i'll get one & a spring - least i'll have a spare set :)
     
  12. big_blue79

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    I used the Lone Wolf in mine, thing I liked is, if the spring needs replaced you can unscrew the allen head screw on the end. I just didn't feel like a plastic guide rod would last long..
     
  13. blackxpress

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    I haven't heard of anybody having trouble with the stock guide rod wearing out or breaking. Have you?
     
  14. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    No, it's just piece of mind, I don't trust a piece of plastic with a spring on it to keep my pistol operating. Besides, the SS Guide Rod and New Spring tightened the action right back up.
     
  15. kyboy

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    I just looked up that lone wolf guide rod and I like it...plus its cheap. Any issues after you installed ? I have a gen 3 g21 id like to put it on and id prob keep the original spring
     
  16. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    Nope. None whatsoever.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  17. blackxpress

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    Whatever. It's your gun so do what you want. Not trying to be a jerk about it but I do think it's interesting that you trust a plastic gun but you don't trust a plastic guide rod. Personally, I trust Glock to know what they're doing. I've never understood why people buy a Glock and then immediately start replacing all its parts. I always replace the sights but only because I like night sights on my guns. Other than that I leave them stock and I trust them to get the job done, which they always do. But that's just me.
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Enuff- I asked for experience with one- not a pissin contest over aftermarket parts "Should or shouldn't you" use them ;)
     
  19. John_Deer

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    The plastic guide rod in glock and kel tec pistols was designed to make the pistols more reliable. Installing a metal guide rod is not going to make your pistol more durable. Call customer support before you install a metal guide rod in your pistol, they will confirm my words.

    Plastic guide rods have a larger head that prevents the recoil spring from slipping over the head of the guide rod, something that will bind up your pistol. Plastic guide rods flex eliminating binding.
     
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  20. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well, bottom line is after reading is I didn't order one-
    Figure Glock is a Glock for a reason :eek:

    You know, i'm pretty surprised nobody compared my question to the age old classic " does a FLGR help my 1911" question :p