Re: Full lenght guide rod, pros/cons?
SLABSIDES ... ditto. I have eight 1911's of variuos types from year make 1916 to 2009 and all now have one piece, short 'standard' guide rods. Saw no advantage to the long one piece or long screw-apart two piece. Never have had a recoil spring problem.
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