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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 8/15/2004 6:08:02 PM EST
What is the advantage/disadvantage of the full length guide rod. My new colt has the full length rod and I was thinking about changing it to a standard one. Would this be a wise move??
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:12:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By 455SD:
What is the advantage/disadvantage of the full length guide rod.



solution looking for a problem.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:13:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:15:23 PM EST
Ahhh, the lumpster comes through. None of my other 1911s have one so I figured it was useless and in makes chamber checking a royal pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:19:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Yes it would. It serves no purpose other than to complicate your gun.

It doesnt even really prevent spring "kinking" as some claim because its vertually impossible to MAKE a 1911 recoil spring kink.



Dear god, it just happened again!
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:24:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:29:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Yes it would. It serves no purpose other than to complicate your gun.

It doesnt even really prevent spring "kinking" as some claim because its vertually impossible to MAKE a 1911 recoil spring kink.



Dear god, it just happened again!



This will make you chuckle Norman. Wilson LIKES FLGRs.




Is he still using that plastic thing that incorporates his shock buff (another pretty useless piece of kit) with the FLGR?
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 6:29:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 7:37:58 PM EST
If a given 1911 is only going to do target shooting and plinking, the bit of extra weight up front a FLGR lends will be welcome.
Otherwise, I like disasembling and reassembling my 1911s by pushing down the recoil spring plug with my thumb.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 7:55:30 PM EST
I have had both. The GI guide rod has more advantages than the full length. The GI guide rod is easier to disassemble without tools and gives you the option to use it to check the chamber.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 9:34:53 PM EST
I like the standard guide rod much better. The 2pc FLGR in my SA "Loaded" just made cleaning the gun more difficult. Plus, I had to have an allen key to take it apart! After shooting the standard type GR for a while, I do not see any difference in accuracy or operation. If anything, it runs smoother with the standard type.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 10:31:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
solution looking for a problem.



+1

My Kimber custom has a Colt GI length guide and cap.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 11:28:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 11:38:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 4:11:52 AM EST by TWIRE]
I've posted this before.

My .45, at present, has an ISMI FLGR. It is one piece and has a much smaller diameter. And yes, it does make assembly and dissassembly slightly more difficult. After aquiring this rod, I used an ISMI 17lb Glock (flat) spring for recoil. Works great!

Now, why, you ask? Partially, to actually see how well it works. Secondly the recommendations, depending on who you ask, for changing recoil springs is pretty damn frequent if you do some regular shooting. The longevity of the Glock flat spring is much considerably better (aain depends on who you ask.

As norman74 said, a solution looking for a problem.

Link Posted: 8/16/2004 6:02:33 PM EST
I do have a one piece but it's a Harrts recoil reducing rod. Other than that, I'd use the short one as JMB intended.

My .o2
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:13:59 AM EST
My Springie had the FLGR.....it was the first part that went straight into the trash...GI all the way.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:43:51 PM EST
Wow.

My Kimber Custom II has a full length guide rod. Is there a way to change it back to original? If so, which parts should I use?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:54:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:04:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By MaverickMkii:
Wow.

My Kimber Custom II has a full length guide rod. Is there a way to change it back to original? If so, which parts should I use?



I just bought GI surplus parts from a guy at the funshow. I think I got the plug & guide rod for $5 total.
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