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I was curious what you guys think of the FLGR? Is there a benefit for the recoil spring or the overall function of the 1911 pistol.
 

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Some like them some dont.

Mine has one and I am satisfied, so I would get another one with a full length.
 

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I think it's an answer in search of a problem.
 

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The only advantage for me is I can remove the whole Slide assembly to swap out a 22 conv. without having to disassembling the whole upper piece by piece.
 

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I guess the idea is that it keeps the spring true, whether it wants to or not. I have one in every one of my 1911's although they're probably rusty now as they all fell in the river also... I'm so clumsy on the boat.

necessary? nope. adds reliability? probably but not sure how much
 

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I know, it's crazy. I hardly have any guns left, at least nobody will be able to accidentally find them, the current is very strong and I'm certain they're long gone...

my NAA pug might fit down the toilet, I'll have to watch and be careful in the john


The two piece FLGR is a ton easier to break down for me also FWIW; the one solid one I have throws me for a loop every time as I don't shoot it as often as my regular TRP.
 

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none whatsoever.

Ive taken the guiderod completely out of a 1911 and proceeded to fire 2 mags just to prove my point.
 

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none whatsoever.

Ive taken the guiderod completely out of a 1911 and proceeded to fire 2 mags just to prove my point.
How could it fire properly without any gr? Wouldn't the slide slam to hard.
 

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Not at all. Without a guide the spring only loses about a coil worth of tension, running one without a guide for an extended period of time will probably damage the end of the spring. My point is there isn't enough room for the recoil spring to bind or kink, period. I like GI stubby guides. FL guides work if that's your preference. Pick what you like and roll wit it. Aside from aesthetics, it serves absolutely no advantage going with a FL guide. In fact only adds precious ounces to an already too heavy to conceal carry sidearm. Which also comes with one positive caviot, it actually helps reduce muzzle flip having the extra weight out front, but only marginally, and not likely noticed by an untrained hand.
 

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Not at all. Without a guide the spring only loses about a coil worth of tension, running one without a guide for an extended period of time will probably damage the end of the spring. My point is there isn't enough room for the recoil spring to bind or kink, period. I like GI stubby guides. FL guides work if that's your preference. Pick what you like and roll wit it. Aside from aesthetics, it serves absolutely no advantage going with a FL guide. In fact only adds precious ounces to an already too heavy to conceal carry sidearm. Which also comes with one positive caviot, it actually helps reduce muzzle flip having the extra weight out front, but only marginally, and not likely noticed by an untrained hand.

Makes sense, Always respect your comments, Thanks JLA.
On another note, Where would I get Colt officer parts? I just bought nib Officer Commencement Special Edition 1984 model & want to replace some parts. I searched WC but they are out of stock.
 

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Hello
I was curious what you guys think of the FLGR? Is there a benefit for the recoil spring or the overall function of the 1911 pistol.
Standard guide rod works perfectly fine for me.
 

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Somewhere along the line a good shooter added one to his gun. He started winning matches and the guys he beat decided they needed a FL Guide Rod!
If it helps you mentally then it certainly is worth the cost
 

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none whatsoever.

Ive taken the guiderod completely out of a 1911 and proceeded to fire 2 mags just to prove my point.
+1
 

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I have both and I cant tell any difference. I dont care about weight so I dont care if I have a FL or not. Either one works for me.
 

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Really the only gain of a FLGR is added weight forward. I remember one many years ago offered in tungsten--THAT would add some weight.....
 

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I have 2 WC FLGR that I am going to try today at the range with my Colt 45. I just put both of them in my pistols with shock buffers.
 
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