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A .22 caliber pistol, like the Smith & Wesson SW22, is a good weapon for a beginner. But unfortunately, sometimes beginners get a head of themselves and go right for a more powerful gun like a 9mm Glock 17 gen 5 (we have guide rods for this and many other Glocks).

So, let’s say a beginner comes to you and wants to work with his or her 9mm or .40 caliber pistol. Well, you can still step down for starters to a .22. But your student will probably want to shoot his or her 9mm or .40 caliber blaster. 

In a lightweight polymer subcompact or pocket semi-automatic pistol such as a Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm or .40 caliber, a Smith & Wesson SD9, a Sig Sauer P365 9mm, or a Sig Sauer P938, this spells substantial R-E-C-O-I-L.

Guide rods are an essential element of most semi-automatic pistols. However, the guide rods that come with the handguns just mentioned in the factory box are made of plastic. This can present several disadvantages such as improper oiling, springs that are too tight, and overuse. Problems that can arise as a result are excess wear and tear on the pistol which can cause malfunctions. Additionally, springs that are too tight can increase recoil.

That’s why we make stainless steel guide rods for the above pistols as well as for a multitude of other pistols including the Sig Sauer SP2022, Smith & Wesson® Shield .45 caliber, Walther PPQ-M2 St, Smith & Wesson® SD40VE, Beretta 92FS Compact and M9A1, HK VP9, CZ 75 compact, CZ p07, CZ p10, and the CZ pcr.

The heft of a stainless-steel guide rod dampens a pistols recoil – and that’s a good thing for the beginning shooter. So, if you are working with a new handgun owner or a beginning shooter, consider giving the gift of an American-made stainless steel guide rod to replace the plastic one that comes with the gun.

When it comes to handguns, you want to invest in the best model to improve your shot accuracy. For many gun owners, the Glock handgun – like the Glock 17 Gen 4 with a stainless steel guide rod or the Glock 19 with guide rod and spring from us – is the answer. Glock handguns are held to a higher standard which means they are produced with significant expectations. 

Here are a few ways Glock handguns can improve shot accuracy:

  • Glocks are reliable: Glocks provide a great hand-fit feel for anyone who uses it. This type of hand-fit design helps to increase reliability. The better a handgun fits in your hand, the more comfortable it feels, which helps to increase your shot accuracy over time.
  • Glocks are durable: Glocks feature a polymer frame that absorbs the impact that would otherwise dent or crack other frame materials such as aluminum. Increased durability means that the handgun can withstand anything. This type of sustainability increases the longevity of a handgun. The longer you own a handgun, the more comfortable you get with it and the more you are able to practice with it. Over time, this will help make your shooting more precise.
  • Glocks are compatible with Stainless Steel Rod: Most Glocks feature a plastic guide rod but have the ability to home a stainless steel rod. When you have a stainless steel Glock guide rod, you add extra weight to the handgun. Glocks tend to lightweight, but when you add in the stainless steel rods, you give it extra weight which can absorb recoil, improve muzzle flip, and increase the accuracy of each shot fired.

To learn more about Glock handguns and Glock guide rods, visit our website or call us at 727-207-0583. Stainless Steel Rod Guides prides itself on offering exceptional guns like the Glock 19, Glock 17, CZ 75 Compact, CZ P07, CZ P10 C, CZ PCR, Shield 2.0, Smith and Wesson SD40VE, and more. To see a full list of our products visit our website at www.ssguiderods.com.