What's the difference?

What's the difference?

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    What's the difference?

    I often read how someone prefers a short guide rod over a full length.
    Why is one preferable over the other and how does it affect performance?


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    For what type of gun? I'm assuming a 1911, but some clarification would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasBoot View Post
    I often read how someone prefers a short guide rod over a full length.
    Why is one preferable over the other and how does it affect performance?
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...0&postcount=11

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    1911.

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    In that case QKs post proved by Pete spells it out pretty good.

    I've found them to be of no real benefit to anyhthing and they can be a pain during disassembly and reassembly.

    I recently removed two full length guide rods (FLGR) from my Springfield and my Colt and there was no difference in performance, only a difference in ease of field stripping.

    As QKs post states the two piece FLGRs can come undone at the most inoppurtune moments. The one pieces are better than a two piece IMHO as there are no extra tools for disassembly, with a 2 peice you need to tighten/loosen the forward half with an allen wrench.

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