Well after getting tired of waiting on an M&P Shield, I traded in my beloved XD subcompact and picked up a Walther PPS for my new EDC gun. As much as I liked the XD, it was just too heavy against my very thin frame. The PPS is lighter and much thinner. I'm already satisfied and can't wait to take it to the range. As with every new gun I've purchased, I gave it a thorough initial cleaning and I noticed something I was hoping some of you guys might be able to help me with. I noticed that the recoil assy has a plastic guide rod. No big deal. But what didn't sit well with me was that the rod has a slight bow to it. This the only gun I've ever owned with a plastic guide rod, so I'm inclined to assume that this normal. I'm aware Glocks have plastic guide rods as well so maybe a Glock owner could chime in here as well.
Is the bowing normal?