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FireForged
10-29-2012, 15:24
I have a G23 gen2 which is just now starting to show some questionable wear to the guide rod. What guide rod/spring combo is prefered now a days? Do i need to just order a oem replacement? I dont mind spending a few extra bucks on a aftermarket if its been vetted and is known to work well.

There has never been any problem what so ever with this pistol if that matters. Not really looking to change spring lbs but my gut tells me that a ss guide rod would be better. I would like to hear what you gen2 guys have discovered.

plouffedaddy
10-29-2012, 16:37
OEM is the way to go on a G23.

G36shooter
10-29-2012, 17:19
The newest RSA is 5593-1 go with this

G23G21
10-30-2012, 01:10
OEM is the way to go on a G23.

+1, but pick up several for backup.

FireForged
10-30-2012, 13:41
My guide rod is not marked with any numbers at all. Does the 5593-1 fit all?

plouffedaddy
10-30-2012, 13:47
My guide rod is not marked with any numbers at all. Does the 5593-1 fit all?

Gen1-3 G19/23/32/38s---yes.

apheod
10-30-2012, 15:40
is there some sort of problem with using steel guide rods?

TK-421
10-30-2012, 16:03
Go with the OEM recoil spring. And just remember that they're not designed to last forever, and they are designed to be cheap and replaceable.

plouffedaddy
10-31-2012, 05:32
is there some sort of problem with using steel guide rods?

The only time I've seen guide rod related problems it's been with aftermarket rods/springs. Something wrong with them? Not per se but unless you're running 10mm loads out of your G20 that are pushing 700ft/lbs energy I see 0 reason to ever use anything but the factory springs---they just work.

apheod
10-31-2012, 09:17
i'm using the stock spring weight, i'm just using a steel guide rod to add a bit of weight out front and not have to worry about breaking the rod.