One piece guide rod?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ORShooter, Jan 16, 2019.

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  1. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Would there be any benefits to putting a one piece guide rod in my Ruger LW CMD? If so, what would they be?

    Also, if there is, please recommend one for me. Thanks in advance, TW.
     
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  2. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

  3. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

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    Nov 26, 2018
    Nope. No benefit.

    I’ve always preferred the GI guide rod
     
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  4. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Ok, thanks guys. Was just curious if changing out would have benefits to my guns performance. I'll probably just leave well enough alone as it ran perfectly fine in yesterdays shooting session. I did order a newer Wolff spring for it though.:)
     
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  5. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I like the one piece full length guide rod ...and use one in all of my 1911's ....but to change it - to improve performance, no.

    Change it if you don't like the GI rod.....
     
  6. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I installed the 2 pc FLGR in my Military 1911s & they shoot better.
    Loose guns benefit most.
     
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  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    A FLGR adds some weight to the front the gun, which in theory helps reduce muzzle flip. It may also help to mitigate spring kinking or binding in some guns. It may help to reduce spring noise.

    For what it's worth, I wouldn't bother installing a FLGR unless you were having problems with the GI guide rod.
     
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  8. Jersey James

    Jersey James Active Member

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    Aug 8, 2018
    I would like to know what you think of the Wolff spring once you receive and install them? I also have a SR1911 LW cmd. Thank you in advance. JJ
     
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  9. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I like them they fit and function as advertised. I have springs
    laid back for every firearm I own, & that came to $236.00.
    Never had a problem with Wolff springs in anything I own.
     
  10. Jersey James

    Jersey James Active Member

    90
    Aug 8, 2018
    Thank you Mike, very much appreciated. JJ
     
  11. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I am told that Wolff makes a lot of the springs on the market ...and some are "re-branded" for a variety of mfg's ...

    I have had no problems with Wolff springs .../ but right now I am running Wilson's flat wire springs ( recoil springs ) in both of my primary 5" guns. Wilson says the spring will last for 40,000 rds ...( which for me on my primary gun in 9mm) that is 2 yrs, so it will save me a little money compared to using std springs or CS springs.
     
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  12. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Yeah, I would have preferred one of the flat wire springs but, I called Wilsons Combat and they stated they're not making one for the Commander size pistols yet. :-(
     
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  13. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Nighthawk makes a commander kit with flat wire.. I prefer the Nh ever last over the Wilson anyway.
     
  14. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    If you go flatwire ...you need to change the guide rod & end cap too...( inside dimension on flatwire is smaller ) ...
     
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  15. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    WWB, pm sent!
     
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  16. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Just curious, since none of ya'll have ever had a problem with a wolf spring...Have any of you ever had a problem with a spring period?

    I can't say I have.
     
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  17. Gary Wells

    Gary Wells Active Member

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    Sep 26, 2011
    I have 5 different 1911's and all are set-up with either a 1 piece of a 2 piece.
     
  18. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Does anyone have a Ruger SR1911 LW Commander with one and, was it a drop in fit without any modifications?
     
  19. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    ^^^^. This
    I prefer a gi guide rod. I can use a custom plug, and for me, take down and reassembly is easier.
     
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    Oct 3, 2011

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