Heavy Tungsten Guide Rod for Mini-Glocks
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent little upgrade to improve speed and accuracy
Picked this up for my carry 33 Gen 4. It was a snug fit initially. The guide-rod bore in my factory slide had a little bit of a rough burr edge that kept the new rod from punching through initially. Worked through it by hand in about 5 minutes and now have a nice snug fit. I opted for the 18lb spring. My thinking being that this is my carry gun and I only shoot hot defensive loads with it. I also wanted the extra piece of mind of that extra 2lbs pushing and locking in the next round. At the range I can see some improvement. Repeat shots came instantly as I could regain sight-picture much faster. There is a bit of a reduction in felt recoil, but it is not substantial. All in all, I am very happy with the heavy tungsten guide-rod in my subcompact carry. It is just that little bit of extra, for when it counts most.
Nice quality and built much better than the Glock guide rod, I have no doubt that it would show in performance as well, I was going to hold off on review till I actually put a few rounds through 26 but I decided to change the build to a 26 Long and I ordered a tungsten guide rod for the 19. Wish I could say more but all I can say for now, it looks high quality and I'm sure it is!
Surprisingly effective at improving recoil management and accuracy
Smaller pistols inherently jump more when firing, making it harder to get tight groups at speed. The heavy tungsten guide rod shifts the balance so that the jump is more manageable. For me, it immediately resulted in a noticeable improvement in accuracy. I'd buy this guide rod again.
Love it but has one issue.
It is heavy and a nice product. My only annoyance is that the spring is loose/slightly too big at the nose (unlike the one I have for my gen 4 g23 that has a cover) so it is kinda hard to insert and remove at times. Otherwise it works great after you bend the spring in slightly so it doesn't overlap the front.