View Full Version : Need Parts Help... Replacing 1 Piece TRP Guide Rod

08-20-2012, 7:31 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?


08-20-2012, 7:55 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.

08-20-2012, 7:56 AM
Non railed.

08-20-2012, 9:15 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.

08-20-2012, 9:18 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.

08-20-2012, 9:19 AM
Plus 1 on the GI guide rod from Wilson. With your load 16 or 18.5 lb spring

08-20-2012, 8:08 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).

08-20-2012, 8:59 PM
For a non railed version, I'd go with a standard GI setup. Springfield uses 16# springs for their guide rods.

08-20-2012, 9:17 PM
That dumb Dawson rod is for bull barreled guns with no bushing.

Buy a standard rod and plug.

08-20-2012, 9:24 PM
GI guide rod and plug ftw! You can't go wrong with that setup.

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