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Synergy
08-20-2012, 8:31 AM
The TRP I have in jail in my first 1911 with a full length 1 piece guide rod. I am familiar with the parts needed, except the spring weight. I use handloads 90% of the time. 200 grain with 5.4-5.7 of W231. If commercial, its WWB.

Any of you guys using this Tool-less DP guide rod?

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/images/026-1056.jpg
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=8000129E-1320694367

t0kie
08-20-2012, 8:55 AM
Is yours rail or non rail? Most people use that setup for their rail version. If I were you, I just replace it with the traditional GI setup & go with 18.5 lbs recoil spring.

Synergy
08-20-2012, 8:56 AM
Non railed.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
08-20-2012, 10:15 AM
My Springfield Loaded came with a full length guide rod. Almost the first thing I did was replace it with a Wilson one piece GI style guide and standard plug, retaining the original recoil spring. My pistol functions correctly with WWB and other bulk FMJ loads.

You might want to try just replacing the guide and plug first, then worry about adjusting spring rates later if you plan to fire WWB.

1911Operator
08-20-2012, 10:18 AM
I always took the full length guide rods off my 1911's. Ive had 2 Operators myself. Its much easier on the maintenance and you really dont need it. I used to reload myself too, I think I always used a 18 pound spring.

1911whore
08-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Plus 1 on the GI guide rod from Wilson. With your load 16 or 18.5 lb spring

MA2
08-20-2012, 9:08 PM
+1 @ t0kie's comments.

Generally, the non-rail are the regular bushing, so I do not think that will work.
That one is made for bull barrel (you can see the plug is reversed in the picture).

cwin
08-20-2012, 9:59 PM
For a non railed version, I'd go with a standard GI setup. Springfield uses 16# springs for their guide rods.

jessegpresley
08-20-2012, 10:17 PM
That dumb Dawson rod is for bull barreled guns with no bushing.

Buy a standard rod and plug.

AeroEngi
08-20-2012, 10:24 PM
GI guide rod and plug ftw! You can't go wrong with that setup.

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