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Old Today, 09:58   #1
arisch
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Any one know of a liquid filled guide rod?

So I have an older Glock 20, it's a gen 2. I bought this gun used, and it had and uncaptured steel guide rod. But the odd thing is, if I shake it or move it you can hear and feel something move inside of it. If shaken closely to the ear you can hear the liquid inside of it and what seems to be some sort of metal or ball inside.


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Old Today, 10:20   #2
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I remember seeing years ago a guide rod that had either steel or lead bearings/shot in it. The theory was that the the balls would roll backwards upon firing then slam back forward to the front of the guide rod reducing recoil. I can't remember who made them, it was about 20 years ago.

EDIT: I think the liquid you hear is Mercury. I believe they used Mercury in it also, both to cushion the balls and also add weight. These were sealed rods, of course.

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Old Today, 10:23   #3
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Some aftermarket folks used mercury. Bad stuff.
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Old Today, 10:31   #4
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Ah, thanks for the replies! Okay hmm so since I replaced it with a factory spring and guide rod and/or an ISMI captured guide rod for heavy loads, any idea's on disposing of the dang thing?

If it is indeed mercury I don't believe I want to just throw it away for safety concerns of anyone involved.
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Old Today, 11:08   #5
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I still have the liquid filled in my 19, it reducing recoil.
If you want to "just throw it away for safety concerns" I'll take it of your hand.
Pm me.
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