GUN Gun Crew: metal guide rods for my Glock

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  1. Ruiner

    Ruiner Evil Inside

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    I carry a Glock 23, so the muzzle flip is up there as it is a .40 cal.

    Stainless vs Tungsten guide rod? Anyone replace their stock one? Did the tungsten reduce muzzle flip? Get a new spring or keep the factory one?

    Opinions? Ideas?
     
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    Nobody? Fuck...maybe I should move it to the Weapons of Mass Destruction forum...
     
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  4. Ruiner

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    Great, you are a lot of help... :slap:
     
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    I have a stainless captured rod, and I use a 17lbs spring. Works perfectly with both practice and carry ammo. Didn't help recoil at all, but I feel more comfortable with this part. The stock rod is plastic and was getting chewed up pretty good.

    Got it all from glockmeister.com
     
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    I have tungsten guiderods in my glocks. To be honest they don't help that much. Most important is proper grip (thumbs forward modern iso), secondly recoil spring (I like the 13 lbs ismi). lastly it's add weight in the form of magwell and guide rod.

    I prefer a lighter gun nowadays so I've gon to the light magwells. I found I transition faster target to target.
     
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    Wolff non-captured steel with a Wolff 14lb spring on my USPSA Production Glock 17.

    OEM assembly in my Glock 19 carry gun.
     
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    Bobula Fairly Useless

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    Fucking pussy! :rofl::rofl:
    1. Go buy a sig misquito/beretta neos
    2. Stop calling it muzzle flip (unless you have some sort of russian scrobat gun)
    3. Quit being a whiny bitch since .22lr shouldn't hurt your limp wrists
    4. ?
    5. Profit!!!
     
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    Man why do people have to act tuff around here. What's wrong with the term muzzle flip? It's used plenty in competition shooting as we strive to get our guns to shoot as flat as possible for faster splits.

    Maybe it's because I'm new here but do the name calling and insults make people thing the poster is more knowledgeable or a better shooter. Doesn't seem to work on other boards I post on and definitely doesn't work at a match.
     
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    Meh... I haven't seen any reduced muzzle flip with either.
     
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    who the fuck are you :ugh:
     
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    go back to the main, your WMD trolling is weak.
     
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    Some who finds someone complaing about recoil from a .40 and suggesting a guide rod to fix it funny.
     
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    Never heard that before, ever. You original thinker you! Good job! :mamoru:
     
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    I will have your ass banned back into the fucking stone age if you are going to act like this... Simmer down, son.
     
  19. Ruiner

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    The muzzle CLIMB is dependent upon what round I am shooting at the time; who makes it, how many gr. the bullet is, etc. I was only curious. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    If you hold your gun sideways, you can shoot from left to right.
     
  21. There is no way you're going to get a guide rod heavy enough to make a significant difference in muzzle flip. I have a Wolff non captive guide in my G29 and there's no noticeable difference between it and the stock piece.
     
  22. Ruiner

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    I figured that not. I was wondering why the tungsten rod was selling for $30 more than the stainless one ($20 vs $50). :dunno:

    I don't have that big of a problem (I'm a big guy), but I was just curious what the effect would be.
     
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    Why is it funny? Why do you think tungsten guiderods command the price they do. $50 for less than one ounce of added weight. They do help but to what point is debatable. I do see that they make the muzzle flip more consistant to my eyes at least. I see a much more dramatic reduction on how the gun recoils from lighter recoil springs.

    For those starting out I can see where they are looking for equipment advantage to improve their shooting. This is why he asked instead of breaking out his credit card. Don't think that's a knob move.

    I'm hoping the OP will research thumbs forward modern iso grip and maybe a $8 recoil spring and overlook what a idiot you are.

    BTW muzzle flip is the correct term.
     
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    It appears that our angry friend, Bobula, is a fellow officer. Why he lashes out like he does (on an honesty question no less), is beyond me. :dunno:

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  25. There are tons of people who love to buy things because they're expensive. If someone made a rod out of something more exotic than tungsten and priced it at $100 they'd sell a lot of them, regardless of the advantage the rod gives.
     

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