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Old 08-11-2018, 10:19 AM
drail drail is offline
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GI guide rod - the spring wears on the outside. FLGR - the spring wears on the inside. It still wears either way and has no real impact on performance. You just don't feel and hear it rubbing with the FLGR. I still think the biggest reason guys want them is cuz they look kewl. The manufacturers put them in cuz that's what the kids want and if they have to choose between a gun with a FLGR and a gun without - they'll go for that eye candy every time. Americans today buy almost everything based on how it looks - not how it performs. I always get a chuckle out of car salesmen who freak out when I slide under a vehicle I am looking at to see how the suspension and drivetrain is built. Most people never look past the paint and chrome. The last time I slid under a vehicle on a lot my wife told me the salesman asked her "WHAT is he doing?" She just laughed.

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Old 08-11-2018, 01:54 PM
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Resurrection, via post #50, of a Year 2014 necro thread.

And a very tired/exhausted subject matter as well.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:52 AM
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It's not tired/exhausted for the new guys.. And I like to see them thinking and asking "Why?"
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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^^^^

Hear you loud and clear... and understand.

But it is better for such individuals to start a new thread. When 4-year old threads are resurrected, people are quoted on what they said four years ago, and probably most of them will not return here to see, and react to, that which they were quoted and replied to four years later.

The dialogue between the participants is broken by the four-year gap, and the OP and other participants rarely re-engage. Yet, they are quoted and replied to, unbeknownst to them. A +1911 reply is rarely a concern to anyone, but not all replies are of a thumbs-up nature.

But agree with you that the subject matter itself is perpetually of interest to newcomers. They should start a new thread or engage with a current thread with their question.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:14 PM
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Changed my FLGR on my Springfield TRP to a GI. Works as it should, God is my Guide Rod. Happy Gunner.


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Old 05-14-2019, 03:55 PM
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I think some of them are 2 piece rods...makes it better...
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