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Offline MrCip

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Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:57:16 PM »
I ordered a stainless steel guide rod for my PCR.  Now I'm hesitant in installing it thinking it may do more harm than good.  This fine pistol was designed with a plastic guide rod for a reason.  I feel the stainless steel rod is more aesthetics than function.
Should I be hesitant ?


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Offline thedude

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:06:29 PM »
I feel the stainless steel rod is more aesthetics than function.

Maybe so, but since you already ordered one....   I have no problem running a plastic guide rod myself.

Offline Hawker800

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 10:11:16 PM »
For now I'm just keeping my SS as a backup.

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 10:33:41 PM »
For now I'm just keeping my SS as a backup.
That's what I'm planning on doing.


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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 12:37:29 AM »
CZ USA has a coated aluminum one, I have them in my PCR and both of my PO1s.

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 05:59:41 AM »
Maybe just me but I have never had a problem with the stock rod.
SHUT UP AND RELOAD!

Offline Bible2David

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 06:46:24 AM »
I have put the DPM Recoil system in several of my CZs, and love them.

Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 07:06:58 AM »
I ordered a stainless steel guide rod for my PCR.  Now I'm hesitant in installing it thinking it may do more harm than good.  This fine pistol was designed with a plastic guide rod for a reason.  I feel the stainless steel rod is more aesthetics than function.
Should I be hesitant ?


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I have stainless steel guide rods in all 7 of my CZ's. My PCR has 10k rounds fired now and shows no abnormal wear from the stainless rod. Many gun manufacturers use plastic guide rods simply because they are cheap to make and they do work.
I prefer steel.

Offline MadDuner

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Re: Stainless Guide Rod... yes or no ?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »
I'm running an aftermarket recoil spring in my 75 SP-01 Tac.... and the plastic guide rod is turning into a figure "S" shape.  I'm ordering up a steel one before something stupid happens.  I'll keep the plastic one for a backup.