Pure Tungsten Guide Rod for Gen4/5 Glocks
Ratings & Reviews
Pure vs standard Tungsten Gen 5 Glock 34
First off let me start with I have not fired it since installing it. I don't foresee any problems with it. Now to the good stuff. When i was looking into this guide rod over the standard tungsten one, the main question I had is, how much does it weigh vs standard tungsten. So im running an extended uncaptured one for the 34 Gen 5. The standard extended uncaptured with 13# spring weighs 2oz. The PURE extended uncaptured with 13# spring weighs 3.6oz. Yes you can tell a difference in between the 2. Just to let you know the weight of the guide rod while using a 13# spring can cause it to not lock up on a press check. I don't see this causing any problem under normal operation but if I hold the gun vertical pointing up and pull the slide back just enough to unlock. It will not spring back to locked. The easy fix is heavier spring. I use this setup in USPSA carry optics.I have a SRO on the slide which effects the weight.