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04-15-2010, 18:01
Dear Experts: What is your recommendation on the Polymer rod versus getting an aftermarket rod for improved performance? What will be achieved by replacing a rod that works well, already? Aside from the conversion of the G23 to a 9 mm or 357 Sig, are there other substitutions that can be made? Thanks, CDR Glock

04-16-2010, 21:37
The poly rod works great. The only draw back is it "could" wear and or break. I have seen hundreds break in the past but rarely ever in the last 10 years.
If you ever want to change spring weights the stainless can not be beat. Remove the tip, change the spring and your back in business. They will never wear or break.
If you currently own a G23 we can convert it to a 9mm or 357 with a simple barrel change.
If you like the look & feel of an extended slide we can do this

05-21-2010, 20:39
If I did convert the 23 to a 9mm, What magazine do I get ? A G19?

05-21-2010, 21:18
Yes you are correct, the G19 9mm mag is recommended for use with the LWD 23-9 conversion barrel.

05-22-2010, 12:35
Thank you,JR.

05-29-2010, 07:01

Which Rods do you recommend for the 23?

Do you have a link? Thank you.

05-31-2010, 20:20
You can purchase a LWD GR & springs here Pick the GR of your choice, std stainless or tungsten then pick the spring weight (the G23 needs a compact spring)
If you want a drop in GR with a factory spring weight you are looking for a LWD-GRA (Guide Rod Assembly)