Aftermarket Stainless Guide Rods

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I ordered some stainless replacement guide rods for all three of my SIG Elite Stainless pistols. They are really nice and the price was so good. I paid $75 for all three with shipping. This video shows how easy they went in, how well they fit, and how great they look.

    Stainless Guide Rods 4 My SIG Pistols - YouTube
     
  2. enjr4

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    Why would one want to change to a metal guide rod? Lot of talk about them; but, I would like to know what benfit they provide.
    Thanks, Ed
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

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    They are more durable and less likely to fail. I have seen a polymer guide rod fracture and cause a weapon to fail before. Also, they look so much nicer.
     
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    It would have been better, if it was brushed finish to match the Sig. Too shiny for my taste.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

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    I did consider bead blasting the ends.
     
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