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Heavy Tungsten Guide Rod for Gen1, 2, 3 Glocks

SKU: 1034
Reduce Recoil and Muzzle Flip....Improve Accuracy and Speed.

Our Tungsten Guide Rods are one of the most significant and popular upgrades you can add to your Glock. It's a simple, drop in part that makes a huge difference. You will immediately notice the improvement in the way your gun shoots and feels and in the way you shoot — Faster and More Accurately!

For Generation 1, 2, and 3 Glocks — Made in USA
The GlockStore Heavy Tungsten Guide Rod is the most popular upgrade for Glock owners worldwide. It's an easy, drop in part that is 5x heavier than the factory plastic part and 3x heavier than our Stainless Steel Guide Rod.

You'll find that you will shoot faster and more accurately with our Tungsten Guide Rod installed. The increased weight of the rod helps reduce felt-recoil and muzzle flip enabling you to keep your sights aligned and shoot tighter groups in faster times.

A high quality, American made spring included and captured on the Tungsten Guide Rod as pictured. You simply drop it in and replace the factory plastic rod in seconds! We suggest you order the factory weight spring for most general shooting.

Factory Weight Spring is 17lbs for the following Gen 1, 2, 3 Glocks:
G17, 20, 21, 20SF, 21SF, 22, 31, 34, 35

Factory Weight Spring is 18lbs for the following Gen 1, 2, 3 Glocks:
G19, G23, G32

Advanced shooters know that to get the most out of their gun, shooting style, and ammunition combination, they need to test different spring weights for their guide rod assembly. You can actually "tune" the spring to your shooting cadence to allow you to shoot faster and more accurately because the gun action works with you and your ammunition. These are drop-in, high quality tungsten guide rods with captured springs in 5 different weights for your full-size guns and 4 different weights for the mid-size guns.

Senior citizens and those with less strength and physical disabilities will find that the lighter spring weights are much easier to manipulate and work the slide for loading and unloading procedure. For example, many of our customers with arthritis utilize a lighter spring weight.

On the other side of that, if you are shooting very heavy loads for hunting or self-defense, you may want to experiment with heavier spring weights.

Made in the USA by people who own and appreciate firearms!

Please read before calling:

If you are not hand loading your ammunition, or shooting notably light, or hot loads from the factory, it is advised you stay with the factory spring weight for your Glock. A lesser weight spring can be used with low power loads, vice versa with high power loads.

These guide rods will not function in sub-compact Glocks (i.e., Glocks 26, 27, 30, etc.). Those weapons utilize a dual spring guide rod system that can be found here.

To use these Gen 3 guide rods in your Gen 4 Glock, you will need the Gen4 Recoil Assembly Adaptor Ring - SKU #1113.

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Works great have had no problems. Got my parts yesterday 2 days sooner than expected. Put parts in my polymer 80 took it out and it shoot great.

For sure beats the plastic one that come with the gun.


I think this is a must have for any Glock. It's a drop in part anyone could install and adds a bit of weight to the gun as well durability.

15 lb


15 lb spring is perfect (for me)

Perfect For Rapid Fire


As a LEO of 22 years, I was looking for something that would help me rapid fire on target more reliably. With our duty weapon, the Glock 19, even though the recoil isn't bad I noticed that it took me a little too much time to put the sights back on target after a round (especially from 15 yards or more). Not long, but still, fractions of a second can make all the difference. The heavy tungsten gives my firearm exactly the weight, recoil and quick sights on target that I've been wishing for.

Works great


I bought the 17lb. spring and you can the the quality and it works great

2 thumbs up


Purchased a 22 pound recoil spring. Put about 200 rounds through my Glock 19 Gen 3. No complaints.

Perfect upgrade!


These work so good. Got all my glock guys to get one and they love it! Thanks glockstore

Highly Recommended


Great upgrade for you firearm and super easy install and fast shipping. Highly recommend this part and this company. Keep up the good work Glock Store.

Heavy duty...


The heavy tungsten guide rod and heavy 20# spring really reduced the muffle flip on my G19. Highly recommended!

Worth the investment


Got the 15lb for my Gen 3 17 and it really helped tighten my group



I just received the new tungsten guide rod and recoil spring in the mail yesterday, 6/3/19. I was going to buy the same tungsten set up for my glock 26 gen 5 but I was skeptical about if I would notice any difference being that I am a beginner. So I didn't not make the purchase. The next day I went to the range to test out the tungsten set up with my polymer 80 build g17 and what a difference. I sure did notice a change when firing my weapon, I put 200 rounds through it. I will definitely purchase the tungsten guide rod and recoil assembly for my glock 26 gen 5 asap. Thank you glock store. Lenny helped seal the deal with his awesome videos.

Piece of cake and piece of mind


When putting this next to the Glock provided guide rod you can see the quality difference. I can't tell the difference in feel but I do believe this guide rod will never be the focus of a yet to come future firing issue. It's solid.

Works Great !!!


Perfect upgrade for my 32 Gen 3 .. Went with the 18Lb , VERY Effective in controlling the Flip

Wish that I had ordered long ago!


I am very pleased with my purchase! The build quality is top-notch! You can immediately feel the weight difference between the tungsten guide rod and the plastic unit supplied by the factory. Fitment is predictably snug, but exactly to spec. Yes, I would order this tungsten guide rod again - first gun mod, I think.

Amazing Addition


A great addition to my Glock 19. The most amazing thing that happened was how smooth the slide racks. Previously I had a stainless steel rod that was a vast improvement over the plastic one,but it was not too smooth and seemed to drag when it was racked. Not any more! Highly recommend this heavy tungsten rod!

Works Great


Greatly smoothed racking the slide and adding a little weight is a plus. My P80 works and shoots great. I had hang ups with the plastic rod but no problems with this one . I am using a 15 lb. which works great with my reloads. Worth every penny and I highly recommend this guide rod assembly.

Buy the Glock then get this rod and spring


The minute I picked up the 21 after replacing the factory rod and spring it was noticed. The recoil is far less dramatic and getting back on target faster is no joke. If you own a Glock this is the number 1 upgrade to get.

A plus for balance shooting now is so much better A+


Recived my Tungsten guide rod for my G19 gen3 looked realy cool , was easy to install it, I did try shooting after felt easyer didn't have lift so much or wandering with recoil I did a lot better with this Guide like it very much must have. A+

Found easy to use worked out super A+


A must in my glock G19 and G23 Changed with Titanium Coated gold parts n 6 lbs. spring , Double diamond 3.5 Connector and trigger pull so much lighter makes each shot a bulls eye.
Dosen't wear trigger finger out so shooting lasts longer and She likes it to for her easyer to aim find she is shooting as good as you.

Definitely made a difference.


Wow!!! I should have done this long ago. I’m a pretty good shot. But I’ve been struggling since I got my 19, tried a lot of things, brain based targets. Saw the tungsten guide rods, ordered a 15 lb. because I have trouble pulling the slide as I get older. Well today I was ringing the steel at 25 yards no problem!! Actually putting them where I wanted. I can’t stop grinning! Thank you Glock. Today I also ordered the 18 lb. rod. Gotta experiment. And in the meantime I will put on my new TFO sights.



I got the 17 pound spring for my Glock 17 Gen 3 and I have put about 1000 rounds through it with this guide rod and it is working absolutely amazing. My groups have gotten tighter and I am able to shoot more efficiently at a increased speed. I know some people don’t want to spend the extra $60 on a part that seems so simple but believe me it will be the best $60 you ever spend for a relatively cheap clock upgrade.

Great drop in product


Super easy to install, feels way more sturdy than the OEM plastic guide rod. Put 200 rounds on it at the range with no problems. This should be one of the first upgrades to any Glock.

Tungsten, yes! Lighter spring, no.


First I ordered the 11# spring and it wouldn't shut the action properly. I ordered the 17# spring next which is just a pound lighter than the factory Gen 3 and what a difference it made! Quick acquisition and improved recoil allowed for improved speed and accuracy. I'm sure there is a median, but honestly it's more important to me that I have no malfunctions which are detrimental to speed. The weight of the tungsten makes it feel like a different gun.

Super heavy Tungsten guide rod for Glock 19 gen 3


Great product, Excellent machine work, With the number of products the Glock Store moves, I think they do a Great Job ! Shipping was a little delayed, but that’s because of their work load. I’ve ordered from them 3-times, and will order more. Thanks Glock Store Team !!

I would recommend this upgrade to anyone who buys a Glock.


It's everything they say it is. The captured spring makes it a cinch to install. I have arthritis in my elbows so being able to select a suitable spring was a priority for me. I put the 17 lb spring and tungsten rod in my 21SF, very pleased with results and it's reassuring to know a lighter version is available if I need it someday. I put a couple magazines through it and the guide rod does indeed make it a bit faster to get sights back on target.