Re: Full lenght guide rod, pros/cons?
I'm sure I will ruffle some feathers with this, but here goes...
I do not see any advantage to full length rods. They have absolutely no impact on accuracy as that depends on barrel-to-bushing and bushing-to-slide fit along with proper and consistent lock-up. The only advantage to them lies in preventing bunching of the recoil spring. I've never had one bunch with standard rods as I replace any springs that show signs of distortion.
They have served us well for almost 100 years with standard rods and I have not heard of them failing our troops because of standard rods. To quote Mas Ayoob: "It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.......or John Browning."
But thats just me...I do not believe in messing with things that work well. You know, the whole "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" thing.
Last edited by Slabsides; 02-17-2010 at 08:31 PM..