Glocks with guide rods

Firearms come in a wide variety from the lightweight Glocks with guide rods made of plastic to the heavier firearms like a CZ 75 Compact with a stainless-steel rod. Which type of gun is right for you? Understanding the benefits of each can help you decide whether you should go with the lightweight feel or a more substantial model.

Benefits of a Lightweight Firearm

  • The most significant benefit of owning a lightweight firearm is how effortlessly you can carry it. if you are looking for a gun that you can conceal carry, you may prefer a more lightweight firearm because it is easier to transport and carry on you. 
  • Many of the gun owners who choose lightweight models like the fact that they are made of fewer parts which means they are easier to clean.


Benefits of a Heavy Firearm

  • Some firearms are heavy due to their frame material while some are heavier due to the addition of stainless-steel rods. For gun owners who plan to use stainless steel rods, they will add weight to their firearm, which can help reduce any recoil when shooting. 
  • Many of the gun owners who prefer heavy firearms will point to the fact that the added weight of a stainless-steel guide rod can also increase slide speed, improve shot accuracy and the overall performance of the gun.

If you started out with a lightweight firearm and would like to experience the difference that the added weight of a stainless-steel guide rod can make, you will be happy to know that our stainless-steel guide rods are CNC machined from 304 stainless steel to ensure not only quality but also fitment to the specs of your gun – whether you are looking for a guide rod for a Glock 19 Gen 3, Beretta 92FS Compact, CZ P07 or Smith and Wesson SD40VE.

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