Full lenght guide rod, pros/cons?
What are the pros and cons of using a full length guide rod in a Colt 1911 style pistol?
I have a Colt Mk IV Series 70 that I shoot frequently, mostly with target loads. I also have a Wilson full length guide rod and plug. I have not used it mainly because of the necessity of using a bushing wrench. However if the advantages of the full length rod are worth it the use of the wrench is not that big a deal. Does the full length rod have advantages with different power level loadings? If you were me would you use it or leave well enough alone?
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