Need help on guide rod!!

Need help on guide rod!!

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    Need help on guide rod!!

    i just got a springfield loaded 1911 with a full-length guide rod and want to change it to sprinco recoil reducer guide rod for competition shooting.

    what do you think? they say the full-length guide rod helps with the recoil due to the weight itself but i want to have an opinion from a first hand experience.


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    A standard full length guide rod on a Springfield is not going to offer enough weight to reduce muzzle flip, a tungsten rod will, and the Sprinco might but not a standard steel rod.

    The Sprinco relies on the added spring assembly to reduce recoil, not weight.

    IIRC Stephen Camp wrote an article on the Sprinco for a Hi Power, I will try to find the link....

    *Edited to add

    Browning Hi Power & Sprinco Recoil System

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    Agreed with JD, it's not weight but the additional recoil spring.
    My Colt 'Defender' has the same captive dual spring setup from the factory.

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    Check the rulebook for whatever competition shooting you plan on doing. I believe some of the various organizations prohibit such things as tungsten guide rods or other muzzle-weighing accessories to reduce recoil.


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    Personally I like the G.I. Guide Rod and when it came time to change the recoil spring I went with the G.I. 'rod on my "Loaded".

    To me, the benefits of the FLGR don't outweigh the negatives, but I don't use my guns for "games". I do shoot "games" but I do it with what I carry daily, unless it SASS.


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