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glock2740
05-30-2012, 19:18
While Chris had my Legacy doing a few things along with hardchroming it, I had him replace the FLGR with a GI setup. This required it to stay behind while the new parts were hardchromed and replaced. He took these. Can't wait to get that baby back home. :cool: I gotta build a light box too. They are really what you need to take great pics IMO.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test4.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test3.jpg

EricandSuebee
05-30-2012, 19:21
Just outta curiosity what is wrong with a FLGR anyways? I see a lot of people going to gi setup on guide rod?

glock2740
05-30-2012, 19:45
No real preference, but it's just something that I've changed out out on a few guns. And haven't ever ordered a gun with a FLGR, that I can remember. Nothing wrong with them. I just prefer the GI setup. :dunno:

38 Super Fan
05-30-2012, 20:01
Love that gun. :cool:

thetoastmaster
05-30-2012, 20:03
Looks great.

I am not a fan of full-length guide rods either. Different strokes and all.

glock2740
05-30-2012, 20:24
Love that gun. :cool:
Thanks Cody. :)

bac1023
05-30-2012, 20:32
That looks amazing, Joe. :cool:

glock2740
05-30-2012, 20:38
Thanks Brian. :cool:

Rinspeed
05-30-2012, 20:55
Looks outstanding Joe. :thumbsup:

cuba
05-30-2012, 21:39
While Chris had my Legacy doing a few things along with hardchroming it, I had him replace the FLGR with a GI setup. This required it to stay behind while the new parts were hardchromed and replaced. He took these. Can't wait to get that baby back home. :cool: I gotta build a light box too. They are really what you need to take great pics IMO.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test4.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test3.jpg

Handsome pistol and totaly tricked out, love the stainless.

glock2740
05-30-2012, 22:06
Handsome pistol and totaly tricked out, love the stainless.
Thanks, but it's hardchrome. Not stainless. Here's a pic before I sent it off for hardchrome...

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns023.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns024.jpg

glock2740
05-30-2012, 22:12
Good comparison, side by side.

Before...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns024.jpg

After...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test3.jpg

G26S239
05-31-2012, 05:19
That chrome looks great 2740.

Just outta curiosity what is wrong with a FLGR anyways? I see a lot of people going to gi setup on guide rod?
What it does is require the use of a tool to field strip the gun and make money for those who mfg'er flgrs. A 1911 was the first auto pistol I ever bought and it is easy to field strip or detail strip so no need for FLGR.

bac1023
05-31-2012, 05:35
Good comparison, side by side.

Before...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns024.jpg

After...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test3.jpg



It definitely looks better chromed, Joe :thumbsup:

The magwell looks nice also.

okie
05-31-2012, 07:58
Just outta curiosity what is wrong with a FLGR anyways? I see a lot of people going to gi setup on guide rod?

No tool needed to take down a 1911 with the GI set up my friend:thumbsup:

okie
05-31-2012, 07:59
Beautiful pistol my friend:thumbsup:

Rinspeed
05-31-2012, 09:33
Just outta curiosity what is wrong with a FLGR anyways?





They are worthless. :dunno:

glock2740
05-31-2012, 11:17
I agree. Not needed at all.

bac1023
05-31-2012, 11:58
No tool needed to take down a 1911 with the GI set up my friend:thumbsup:

Some Les Baer owners might differ. ;)

Rinspeed
05-31-2012, 12:07
Some Les Baer owners might differ. ;)




Good point, I need a couple tools and usually call a neighbor over to help. :supergrin:

bac1023
05-31-2012, 12:25
Good point, I need a couple tools and usually call a neighbor over to help. :supergrin:

:rofl::rofl:

Rally Vincent
05-31-2012, 12:52
Some Les Baer owners might differ. ;)

No kiddin.

gator378
05-31-2012, 13:34
No real preference, but it's just something that I've changed out out on a few guns. And haven't ever ordered a gun with a FLGR, that I can remember. Nothing wrong with them. I just prefer the GI setup. :dunno:

What is a FLGR? (Don't have a 1911 yet)

bac1023
05-31-2012, 14:49
What is a FLGR? (Don't have a 1911 yet)

Full Length Guide Rod

Jason D
05-31-2012, 17:07
Just outta curiosity what is wrong with a FLGR anyways? I see a lot of people going to gi setup on guide rod?

You mean other than it being a stupid useless product designed to suck the money from your wallet?

Nothing.

G26S239
05-31-2012, 18:52
Some Les Baer owners might differ. ;)
True. I used valve grinding compound on mt TRS bushing to make it fit right. It is still tight but can be taken apart/put together by hand.

bac1023
05-31-2012, 19:09
You mean other than it being a stupid useless product designed to suck the money from your wallet?

Nothing.

Yeah, they don't do much of anything.

For whatever reason, I do like the two piece FLGRs though. To me, there's just something cool about using an allen key to field strip your gun. :dunno:

bac1023
05-31-2012, 19:09
True. I used valve grinding compound on mt TRS bushing to make it fit right. It is still tight but can be taken apart/put together by hand.

That's interesting.

I've never heard anyone say they did that before.

Jason D
06-01-2012, 17:09
Yeah, they don't do much of anything.

For whatever reason, I do like the two piece FLGRs though. To me, there's just something cool about using an allen key to field strip your gun. :dunno:

The only experience I've had with them, was the two piece ones that came in Springfield guns. These were the ones that has just a slot in the end. The idea being to tighten them with a penny or something I guess.

I could never get them to stay tight during shooting.
In one gun I took to shooting it without the front half of the guide rod. I then lost the front half. I believe I accidentally through it away. I went to the GI set up shortly after that. My Stainless Loaded still has the original set up in it though. I just haven't got around to changing it yet.

bac1023
06-01-2012, 17:20
The only experience I've had with them, was the two piece ones that came in Springfield guns. These were the ones that has just a slot in the end. The idea being to tighten them with a penny or something I guess.

I could never get them to stay tight during shooting.
In one gun I took to shooting it without the front half of the guide rod. I then lost the front half. I believe I accidentally through it away. I went to the GI set up shortly after that. My Stainless Loaded still has the original set up in it though. I just haven't got around to changing it yet.

I have a two piece in my RRA, Ed Brown Classic Custom, and Springfield TGO1.

Rinspeed
06-01-2012, 20:59
True. I used valve grinding compound on mt TRS bushing to make it fit right. It is still tight but can be taken apart/put together by hand.




I thought about using a little lapping compound on mine but after several hundred rounds it loosened up a bit. I also put the bushing back in the slide, every time I have it apart, and work it back and forth 20-30 times.

G26S239
06-01-2012, 21:24
I thought about using a little lapping compound on mine but after several hundred rounds it loosened up a bit. I also put the bushing back in the slide, every time I have it apart, and work it back and forth 20-30 times.
Mine was still ungodly tight after the first 4 or 500 rounds so I just dealt with it. The only downside was a bit of blueing wear on the muzzle. I don't mind that just like I don't mind the so called "idiot mark" that causes heartbreak and gnashing of teeth in some 1911 enthusiasts. When I bought my first 1911 29.5 years ago I was under the impression that it was designed to be a hard use pistol rather than an ornament.

The ornament comment is not directed at you or anyone else Rinspeed. Just my view of people obsessing over keeping their stuff pristine.

glock2740
06-01-2012, 21:46
I actually hang all of my 1911's on my Christmas tree. :supergrin: Hardchrome makes the lights on the tree twinkle more brightly. :rofl:

Rinspeed
06-01-2012, 21:47
The ornament comment is not directed at you or anyone else Rinspeed. Just my view of people obsessing over keeping their stuff pristine.



Have you seen pics of mine, I beat on it like a red headed step child. :supergrin:

G26S239
06-01-2012, 22:16
I actually hang all of my 1911's on my Christmas tree. :supergrin: Hardchrome makes the lights on the tree twinkle more brightly. :rofl:
:supergrin: I bet it makes the tree look great.
Have you seen pics of mine, I beat on it like a red headed step child. :supergrin:

No but I'll check it out sometime. :wavey:

SauerChoi
06-01-2012, 23:58
in my noob days of 1911, I was sold by the gun counter bull**** that it helps increase accuracy. now none of my 1911s have FLGR...