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Offline greystonedog

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Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:18:57 PM »
What will the stainless rod do better than poly stock one?

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 09:22:55 PM »
The stainless guide rods are more shinny than polymer. Other than that metal guide rods can add a small amount of weight to the front of a pistol. I still run the factory poly guide rods in most of my CZs, i feel they are more forgiving and up to this point i have not found them to be the source of any issues.
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Offline greystonedog

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 09:33:00 PM »
Thanks- that's what I thought, but maybe was missing something

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 10:51:48 PM »
The plastic rod also acts as a light buffer for the slide.  The durability is proven many times over.

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 07:08:17 AM »
The plastique guide rod works just fine,no issues. There are steel versions available for us old guys who like steel parts in our pistols just like the steel bumpers on our cars.

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 12:54:48 PM »
Some say it adds more weight upfront and help reduce muzzle flip but the weight difference it negligible and the difference in the muzzle rise is unnoticeable in my opinion.  The guide rod are low stress item. The original CZ 75s have a short polymer guide rod and it has no problem handling the recoil or muzzle flip.
Also if the original guide were to fail that is a cheap part to replace.  My concern with using a metal guide rod is that it might damage the frame and the frame cost more to replace almost like buying a whole firearm already.
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Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 10:47:16 AM »
My concern with using a metal guide rod is that it might damage the frame and the frame cost more to replace almost like buying a whole firearm already.

I've had stainless steel rods in all my CZ's for countless thousands of rounds and they have caused ZERO wear to the frame.

Offline .45 acp nut

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 02:25:06 PM »
It looks 'cooler'.
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Offline chimera8

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 08:47:21 PM »
It looks 'cooler'.
If you are on the correct side of the CZ you can't see it, jus'sain'.

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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 11:18:56 PM »
six of one, half dozen of another.........kind of a wash.....pretty much preference which is significant to each person....I have some both ways.  Even converted a couple classics to full length guide rods....all function the same.  8)
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Re: Stainless steel guide rod - any advantages
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 01:58:46 PM »
Just like the 1911 bunch, G I rod, Full length, 2 piece, its all about if you want to spend more money , if you like one better than the other.

 

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