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SS guide rod and extra # springs
#1
What are your thoughts on steel or SS guild rods?  What about extra lbs on the recoil spring?

I see a Ruger LC9 SS guide rod on Ebay for under $7 and have thought it may be better than the plastic one it came with.  Certainly the price is next to nothing.

Glock SS springs are a bit pricier though.
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#2
The Glock springs and other internals will easily last 40k rounds. The weak links are the firing pin and extractor. Firing pins have chipped with as little as 20-25k round in the harder hitting 10mm and 357sig. Some people swear by the SS guide rods - I tried one in the G19 when I had it. I didn't notice any difference.

My 45GAP chipped it's firing pin at just over 40K and the extractor had been flinging my mouse fart brass at my forehead for a while. The high end loads would pitch the brass over my right shoulder and that is primarily what I had been shooting for the last 5 or 6k rounds. 

With my rebuild by Glock they replaced everything except the frame, slide, and barrel. It lost my 4 lb trigger that was as smooth and crisp as you could get with a Glock and got the gritty, creepy, 8 lb pull back after the rebuild. I have swapped out the trigger spring and installed an after-market minus bar that had gotten me down to just under a 5 lb pull. I have also done the 25 cent polish job. It is smoother and is still a little creepy - I have another brand of connector I am going to try at the first of the year to see if that will help with the creep.
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#3
I use SS in my Glocks just because I like them. No real advantage over factory that I've seen in 50,000rds.

Heavier springs are probably a bad idea in an LC9. With such a light slide it should be sprung pretty heavy to begin with. You don't want to get it short stroking. Only way to know for sure is to try though.
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#4
Did a little research and it looks like the LC9 comes stock with a 16 lb spring.
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#5
I ordered that SS rod from eBay.  I'll give it a try with the stock recoil spring(s).
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#6
I use a SS in Rhonda's and in my G19. All the other GLocks have stock rods. I figured since those two see the most shooting, I would use a little nicer rod in them.
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#7
I tried the Lone Wolf ones on some Gen4 Glocks that I had and got failure to return to battery issues with them. With the stock spring/guide rod assembly I had zero issues. I think in the Gen3 Glocks where it's a simple rod with a single spring it may be an ok idea but with a compound spring assembly I'd rather stick with factory.
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#8
The rod arrived last week and I put it in without issue.  Seems to be identical to the plastic one.  And it's a straight single rod rather than the dual design.  We'll see how it goes at the range next week.
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