Re: Full lenght guide rod, pros/cons?
I really don't find any pros with the full length guide rod either, except for the comestics. But, heres a con to consider: Suppose you happen to be in a gunfight (many of us carry a 1911 for SD) and you become reduced to the use of only 1 hand. How do you plan on racking the slide if need be? Normally, you could push the weapon against an object to push the slide back. That will not be able to be done with a full length rod.
There is a fine line between paranoid and prepared.