This is my first post to this board. I didn't really know Walther had a spot here.
Anyway, has anyone else used the Sprinco Recoil Reducer to replace their factory guide rod? [A plastic guide rod, come on.]
I bought a Sprinco guide rod about a year-and-a-half ago when they did not offer a caliber specific option. This guide rod is a lot more sturdy and it greatly reduced the felt recoil. Just a couple of weeks ago I returned it and received a caliber specific guide rod (free of charge).
I stumbled upon them one night in my search for a replacement guide rod. I searched for a couple of years, and finally, this is what I found:
Sprinco's Recoil Reducer page
My comments (not complaint) are:
-This thing is strong as an ox
-You MAY need to keep your mag springs strong to use the system. The only reason I'm not sure is because I haven't tested my new guide rod yet. Previously, I had issues with an occasional round not chambering; [it just hung up at the barrel's opening].
As a side note, Alan Dugger is the guy I dealt with at Sprinco. He gave me a tip for ordering new mag springs. He says it's cheaper to just order an SW99 mag spring rather than a P99 mag spring. It's the same spring, but one has the Walther name attached (you know how that can be).
I only have a couple hundred rounds through my P99, but I doubt I'll be buying any guide rod for it. If it breaks, then perhaps I will. Until then, I'll follow the old rule of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Call me crazy if you must