Spinco guide rods, what do you think?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by GunRunner, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    http://www.sprinco.com/recoil.html

    What do you all think of these guide rods?
    I'm planning on swapping my short rod and spring for this and a appropriate guide rod spring for it.
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    $90? :confused:

    Why (besides the advertisement) do you think you need this?
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Its your decision on what you want, but really the best guide rod is the one that came with your gun. All of these two piece guide rods and "recoil management" systems are mostly a gimmick, theres really no advantage by using them
     
  4. gollygee

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    I agree, sounds like another $$ making deal for someone, but not for the gun owner. Does the pistol work? If so, why change it?
     
  5. UAHPengineer

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    If you want one go for it. But I t think the only thing it will reduce is the wallet
     
  6. GunRunner

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    Its not that I feel that I need this, its that if I can have a full length guide rod I would prefer one. From what everyone says, there is no real benefit to them or disadvantage either but I like the ease in which the slide disassembles and reassembles with the full length. Yeah I know its a bit pricey but if one could be purchased for half that is it a better deal?
    I know its not the way it was designed back in 1910-1911 but neither are Ford's.
     
  7. GunRunner

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    Well I modify everything to my liking from cars, trucks, motorcycles, computer set ups, and my pistols are no exception. I know if it ain't broke......... but I still keep all the parts I remove incase I need to change something back but has not been an issue for me as of yet
     
  8. GunRunner

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    Well got everything today and here are a few pics.



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  9. DrumJunkie

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    I used to be a huge fan of adding a full length guide rod but as I got older I started paying closer attention and can not honestly say I have made a pistol shoot better by adding one. I do like using heavier springs sometimes though. But I load my ammo a tad hotter.

    I might change triggers and other misc internals but I jut can't find enough a difference by adding a full length guide rod. But it really comes down to personal choice. So if you're happy with it that's what matters.:)

    Man that is a little steel for a guide rod.
     
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  10. GunRunner

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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. 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


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    Now this is at 10 meters on a rest 16 rounds. I pulled a couple but its still pretty good. I only hit the bullseye twice but I only aimed at it twice with my last 2 rounds.


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  11. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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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. :eek:
     
  12. JonM

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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 :)
     
  13. GunRunner

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    true and false


    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.
     
  14. GunRunner

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    powder burn......ha

    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
     
  15. gollygee

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    Okay, just wondering. Kinda looked like some of my targets at the bottom. :eek:

    Seriously, good shooting!
     
  16. GunRunner

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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.
     
  17. HOSSFLY

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    All due respect- I think thats what you're wanting to feel :cool:
     
  18. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    Not sure what that means but ok.