GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2012, 04:46   #1
philpac33
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 61
OEM guide rod

Has anyone had any problems with their factory plastic guide rods? I got my first Glock about 4 years ago, have added 2 more since then, and haven't had any issues personally; then again, my round counts are measured in several hundreds- not several thousands. I don't see it necessary to switch to stainless steel or tungsten to control muzzle flip or reduce felt recoil as advertised but if the plastic rod will end up failing as my round counts start getting into thousands, I may as well upgrade before it fails. Do these plastic factory guide rods hold up?
philpac33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 05:29   #2
DannyR
Moderator
 
DannyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 38,288
If re-installed correctly, they last a long, long time. I once put 74,000 rounds on a factory G19 recoil spring assembly.
__________________
Lifetime GSSF Member
Certified Glock Armorer 1997-2015
NROI, Level I
Bull Dawg #1

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
DannyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 06:06   #3
KenInColorado
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 121
I've got thousands of rounds on my G22's stock recoil spring with the plastic guide rod. Nothing to worry about.
KenInColorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 06:25   #4
jbglock
Senior Member
 
jbglock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 467
In a Glock they will last longer than most shooters will shoot the gun in a lifetime. The only reason I'd use aftermarket is if you had a need for a lighter or stronger spring.
jbglock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 19:56   #5
philpac33
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 61
Thanks guys, that's pretty much what I thought. In the past I've ran my Glocks stock with the exception of some type of tritium night sights and minor grip mods. Flipping through some of the aftermarket parts/accessories catalogs and websites, I see them marketing an "upgrade" to each and every internal & external part of the firearm. I just added a new 19 to the stable and that has me making a list of modifications I need to do to meet my tastes and needs for EDC and possibly dip my toes into something like IDPA. I'm keeping it pretty vanilla for now- tritium front, plain serrated rear, 4.5# connector, Lightning Strike safety plunger, extended mag & slide releases. After that, an undercut to the trigger guard should be the final touch. A stainless or tungsten guide rod will NOT be on the menu. Thanks again guys.
philpac33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 07:58   #6
samuse
Senior Member
 
samuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South TX
Posts: 5,189
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by philpac33 View Post
I'm keeping it pretty vanilla for now- tritium front, plain serrated rear, 4.5# connector, Lightning Strike safety plunger, extended mag & slide releases. After that, an undercut to the trigger guard should be the final touch.



Other than that it's all stock huh?
__________________
"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin', you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick." -Clint Smith


Quote:
You suck at...well, everything so far.
samuse is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 609
147 Members
462 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42