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Old 06-09-2019, 6:03 PM
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Okay, so I installed the GI guide rod and it feels tight when resting on the barrel and slide. This is wrong right? It
Shouldnt have any friction? This is wilson combat part.
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Old 06-09-2019, 8:16 PM
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Okay, so I installed the GI guide rod and it feels tight when resting on the barrel and slide. This is wrong right? It
Shouldnt have any friction? This is wilson combat part.
What feels tight?
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:59 PM
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The recoil spring guide when it rests on the barrel/chamber it feels tight compared to the factory flgr recoil spring guide.
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Old 06-10-2019, 1:07 PM
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I just called SA, i spoke with an attractive sounding voice male. I asked him if I swapped out my flgr to GI style will there
Be any reliablility issues? His response was, “not at all.”

I just wanted to share, such great customer service.
Did you say "Dude, you sound hot! "
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Old 06-10-2019, 1:19 PM
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I hate to carry an allen wrench around to disassemble it.

i actually discovered a little trick with mine it tilts down just a smidgeon at the back enough to get the plug to slide back enough to rotate the bushing then once the bushing is off the plug and spring come out and the rod comes free out the bottom
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Old 06-10-2019, 1:30 PM
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Did you compromise the metal?
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Old 06-10-2019, 2:03 PM
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One of my 1911s came with a Full Length Guide Rod, a RIA Tactical. I took it out, and went to a GI style. The FLGR I use in my 10mm 1911 for a little extra weight.
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The recoil spring guide when it rests on the barrel/chamber it feels tight compared to the factory flgr recoil spring guide.
The guide rod? Shouldn’t be any different unless you have a new spring.
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There is no difference other than personal preference. Either will work and function basically the same. The major difference is how the gun comes apart.


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Did you compromise the metal?
i dont think so but it does slip down a smidge and kick the link back so i have to kind of hold it up till it gets in the dust cover then it stays put





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Is that a 2 piece guide rod? No need for allen wrench? Off topic but whats with a tight barrel bushing? My loaded is so tight compared to my milspec.
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it is two piece you can see the seam near the rear about an inch in from the right

but after further thought the outside of the spring scuffs a bit on the plug anyway so acually with a guide rod the spring scuffs on the rod and the plug so no real benefit there


i guess with mine the only real benefit is if i press the front of the gun onto something it wont go out of battery because the rod is even with the muzzle

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Old 06-19-2019, 9:23 AM
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I have a Wilson Classic that came with a FLGR as standard. Works fine, and I don't see any reason to change it. Everything else, one Ed Brown and four Nighthawks are all 5" GI plug and springs. They also work fine and I see no reason to change them either. The Wilson came with a buffer, which I did take out. I prefer not to have a buffer in a carry gun.
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