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Posted: 11/19/2001 10:19:04 AM EDT
I just purchased a Glock 22. I was curious if replacing the plastic guide rod with a metal one would have much of a benefit? I plan on trying it out as first, but it sure seems like the plastic one is kind of flimsey. Any input would be appreciated. I also noticed that these range from about $20 to $70, any info or suggestions on which one to replace if necessary.

CH
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:19:18 AM EDT
I would like to see someone answer this-- damn this board is dead!
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 10:38:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:39:21 PM EDT
Kevin is right about the lack of problems reported with factory plastic guiderods. I must admit that at first I had the same urge to replace it but after awhile I realized that it was all in my head. Peaople have the same problem with the plastic sites but I have never heard of them breaking off like you might imagine. Try to remember that no part of the Glock design was just an "accident". Learn to use it stock first and then decide if there is anything wrong before you go "fixing" things!
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 5:43:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 5:36:58 PM EDT by dissipator556]
As for the plastic sights, I HAVE personally witnessed breakage on the factory front sight (actually the white dot came out of the thing). I would think that the metal guide rod could, theoretically, smooth up the slide function a bit if the captured platic guide rod were a bit marred (on the factory piece). I just can't justify spending 50 bucks for such a thing for my Glock 27.
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