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    Post1911 full length guid rods for the 1911s?

    any body running the FLGRs in their 1911s?

    are they a worthwhile upgrade?


    i've been running the USGI set up for years with no issues , now i am building a 6" killer pimp gun i am considering IF a Full length guide rod set up might be a help with all the extra length--

    i'm gonna see what will run when the slide gets here --and that ain't far off---

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    Yes I do, the pic of the 45 Springfield I put up last week has one, as has every other 45 I've had for many years has, and that's one of my first things to do on a 45. Drop a buffer on it too and it's a great upgrade all the way around. Much smoother and I seem to have 0 issues when changing from ammo type to ammo type, I've even tried a mixed bag of ammo from smoking hot to ultra light loads all mixed together in 1 mag just to see if I could get the 45 to fail,,,Nope, not even once and I credit part of that to the full length guide rod.

    I recommend them myself and have always used them.

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    Been using Wilson buffs since they came out that was a long time ago.

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    The only drawback is if you need to rack the slide one handed you cant catch the front of the slide on an object to rack it. I run them. Not really a drawback for me. Just practice catching the rear site on your pants pocket and racking it.
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    I've used full length guide rods.decided it's what you like. Might be great on the six inch.I went back to standard. No probs with full length five inch guns. Hey don't hurt to play around.

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    just installed a nowlin 6" two piece guide rod in the 6" para hog thumper --

    the reason was i bought a STI spring plug that converts a 6" slide over to 5" recoil springs and it was for a full length guide rod. and i have a big selection of 5" springs to tune with.

    now this 6" para was super smooth to start with-smoothest 1911 on the place--- but now is feels like it is on oiled ball bearings-- super smooth and slick.

    i was not expecting an improvement-- but got one anyway--

    very nice-- i may have to set up one of my 5" 1911 with a FLGR--

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