Originally Posted by Ubermcoupe
CWAccessories 1 Piece SS GR and the stock “X” GR.
I finally got around to taking some pictures, but here is what my "1st gen" GSG guide rod looks like. It's all steel and very solid, just like the CWA SS guide rod I picked up. The GSG guide rod is actually 1-piece and the CWA SS guide rod is 2 pieces (the CWA cylinder was hollowed out to accept the rod through it.... don't know if this will actually cause any issues or not). I didn't need the CW guide rod, but I just got it anyways since it was cheap and for reassurance.
After 2400-ish rounds through my GSG, you can see no wear marks and no bending of the guide rod at all. It's a very solid piece, so I have no idea why ATI decided to change to the new 'X' style guide rods.