Just picked up a new Delta Elite recently and haven't played with it yet but stripped it apart last night and the recoil guide rod is made of some sort of plastic (not sure if it's nylon or polymer). Started reading up and it appears Colt engineered it as sort of a part to take the abuse and break before the pistol potentially does. It also has a dual recoil spring set up which I found interesting. Question is...where can I get a spare or maybe 2 spare factory guide rods, a set of replacement dual springs, and a replacement barrel link? Colt's website wasn't a lot of help. Suppose I could call them but have a feeling their customer service on the phone is like trying to contact someone at unemployment or the Irs, not helpful. I want to have the extra parts around in case they do break (seeing as how the new one's were a limited run and they hadn't been made since the early 90's before the 2009 run). Not at this point wanting to go the "arm chair commando" route and start throwing aftermarket parts into it. I'd rather chew up a couple plastic parts in it's lifetime than have a broken gun on my hands because someone told me I had to put some uber tactical ninja bulletproof parts in it. In my experience with guns and cars...messing with throwing aftermarket stuff or changing the original design leads to 1. potential reliability issues. 2. voiding of the warranty. 3. a money pit updating everything else.