Need help on guide rod!!
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December 30th, 2008 04:50 PM
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.
December 30th, 2008 04:53 PM
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
December 30th, 2008 05:58 PM
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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December 30th, 2008 06:18 PM
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.
December 30th, 2008 08:22 PM
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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