I recently purchased a Beretta M9 and am more than happy with it's action and grouping. Although after 600 rds I am still grouping them together, but a little high and to the right. Need more practice.
Anyway it has a plastic guide rod. I understand that the reasoning behind this is that if bent during "use" it will not stay bent like the old steel rods. Having said that what would you think if I milled out a new one made from solid SS or preferably billet aluminum. I happen to have some billet on hand.
What sort of conditions made the rods bend enough times to make the maker go to plastic?
Thanks for your input.