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VICIOUS

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Full length guide rod?
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:48:00 PM »
Hi Gang; The question of the day is, are full length steel guild rods on the recoil springs a benefit in WB shooting?
             Is the added weight faster second shot?
            Or is the short stock guide best for the WB game?

DUSTY BODDAMS

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Re: Full length guide rod?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 05:18:36 PM »
I don’t run full length guide rods in any 1911 I own.
Can’t clear a bad jam as easy.
No improvement to accuracy.
I think it’s a solution looking for a problem 8)
Others might have a higher opinion

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Re: Full length guide rod?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 05:30:52 PM »
I shoot both and see no advantage for our game. To agree with Dusty, it is easier to clear a bad jam if you don't have one.
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Re: Full length guide rod?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 09:46:00 AM »
Can affect overall weight of pistol.

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Re: Full length guide rod?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 11:34:37 AM »
I use full length guide rods in every 1911 I use.
Easier disassembly
less spring drag
tad bit more weight
No special advantages really and the GI guide rod has worked fine for a long-long time.
Just my preference. 
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Re: Full length guide rod?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 06:45:25 AM »
I use a FL rod in my Gold Cup/Caspian build but prefer the flat recoil springs in my other 5 inch 1911s. The FL and flat springs feel smoother to me and I’ve always thought that the extra weight and guide rod helped accuracy wise in a pistol with big adjustable sights.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 08:03:08 AM by Baltimoreed11754 »