Guide Rod and Reduced Spring Weight

Guide Rod and Reduced Spring Weight

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    Guide Rod and Reduced Spring Weight

    Is there any concerns changing the guide rod and spring to stainless with a reduced spring weight on my Glocks? I only shoot standard velocity loads.
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    Well if you're going to swap the guide rod for a heavy rod for the purpose of decreasing muzzle rise then you might as well go with the (more expensive) Tungsten Guide Rod since it is even heavier than the Stainless.

    I am really not a Glock guy so I am certain that others will chime in with more qualified advice though most of that advice will probably be "If it ain't
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    Stick with the stock spring or if worn, replace it with one of the same strength. I can almost guarantee that you will have more malfunctions with a lighter recoil spring. Some have said it works alright, but I've seen several problems. All it takes on one malfunction at the wrong time to create a very bad day. The Glock engineers chose each spring weight for each pistol for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator012 View Post
    Is there any concerns changing the guide rod and spring to stainless with a reduced spring weight on my Glocks? I only shoot standard velocity loads.
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    Dominator012
    How does the change improve the gun's operation?
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