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Here at Stainless Steel Guide Rods, people are always asking us what kind of gun we would recommend for them. There are so many quality handgun choices in the marketplace these days – from the Smith & Wesson SD40VE to a CZ 75 compact – choosing can be a bit difficult. There are lots of good choices you can make, depending on who you are shopping for and what they might want to use the gun for. 

If you’re looking for a popular every day carry or EDC piece, you might want to consider the venerable KEL-TEC P-11 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This would be a double action only or DAO firearm.

You can have the best blaster in the world. But if you don’t have it with you when you need it, what good is it? Therefore, a small-caliber handgun that is easy to carry all day will do more for you when the chips are down than a powerful large-caliber handgun that is a bear to tote around. You are likely to leave the latter at home in the safe. 

The KEL-TEC Advantage

In you carry a gun for self-defense, you need a reliable handgun that you can rapidly put into action. If you’re facing an imminent threat, you’ll be awfully glad to have a “point and shoot” pistol. 

Defensive handgun afficionados have been intrigued with Kel-Tecs since George Kelgren, the company’s founder and president, released his first official production semi-automatic pistol, the 9mm P-11, in the 1990s. This semi-automatic 9mm pistol has been significantly improved and made more reliable over the years as the kinks have been ironed out. 

Advantages of today’s KEL-TEC P-11: 

  • It is affordable. Street prices for a new P-11 average between $250. and $300.  
  • The P-11 is a low-profile subcompact pistol that is small in height (4.3 inches), length (5.6 inches) and width (1 inch).
  • It is quite light weight (14 oz. unloaded/20 oz. loaded), but still packs a punch.
  • Reliability

Our stainless-steel guide rod for the KEL-TEC P-11 is made from the finest 304 stainless steel. As with all of our guide rods, our KEL-TEC P-11 guide rod is measured to the manufacturer’s factory specifications, and we ensure the finest fit and finish on all of our parts. This is a great upgrade to the guide rod in your KEL-TEC P11.

A large amount of Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0s is sold in the U.S. every year. Smith & Wesson are among some of the most prestigious firearms in the country. Even people who know nothing about guns have heard about Smith & Wesson – for good reason. 

There is a lot to like about the Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0 handgun:

The Shield 2.0 is voted one of the best conceal carry handguns. The Smith & Wesson Shield is lightweight, which makes it a perfect handgun for carrying on you. Not only is it lightweight, but it is also very compact.

It’s great for women. The Smith & Wesson SD4VE and the Smith & Wesson SD9 are both great guns, but, weighing in at only 19 ounces, the Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0 is a great choice for women. In addition to its low weight, the Shield 2.0 has a compact frame, which can fit well in the smaller hands that most women have. 

It’s compatible with our stainless steel guide rods. Like the Shield 2.0 is able to hold a stainless steel rod which will add extra weight to the gun. Since the Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0 is lightweight, the extra weight will increase performance without making the gun too heavy. The extra weight will help reduce muzzle flip, eliminate excessive recoil, and increase shot accuracy.

We carry stainless steel guide rods for the:

We also offer stainless steel guide rods for the Smith & Wesson SD40VE, the Smith & Wesson SD9 VE, the Smith & Wesson SW99 and the Smith & Wesson SW9. We also carry rods of stainless steel for the Beretta 92FS Compact, the CZ75 Compact, CZ P07, the Glock 17 Gen 4, Glock 17 Gen 5 and many more.

The Glock is one of the most popular brands of handguns.  Perhaps surprisingly, it dates only to the early 1980s, when the Austrian Army announced plans to develop a new handgun to replace World War II-era models.  Glock company founder Gaston Glock was an engineer with no experience in designing handguns, but his knowledge of the types of materials that would go into the gun was invaluable.

Glock put together a team of leading handgun experts from throughout Europe.  After much work, the Glock 17 was submitted for trials.  After exhaustive testing and evaluation, the gun was accepted for use by the Austrian Army.  Over the next three decades, the Glock grew in popularity and is now used by armed forces and law enforcement agencies in some 65 countries, including the United States.

There have been several generations of Glocks since the introduction of the Glock 17 – and each of them can benefit by the addition of Stainless Steel Guide Rods.  When used to replace the manufacturer’s guide rods, the stainless steel versions can lead to more comfortable use, increased shooting accuracy, and reduced muzzle flip.

Stainless Steel Guide Rods carries a wide range of stainless steel guide rods for the Glock enthusiast.  These include the Glock 17 gen 4 stainless steel guide rod, the Glock 17 gen 5 guide rod, the Glock 19 gen 3 guide rod and the Glock 19 guide rod and spring.

Our stainless steel rods are CNC machined out of the highest quality 304 stainless steel material.  Our full range of stainless steel guide rods also includes rods for many other gun manufacturers, including AMT, Arex, Beretta, Colt, CZ, HK, Hi-Point, Kahr, KelTec, Ruger, Sig, Smith & Wesson SD9, Smith & Wesson SD40VE, Springfield Armory, Taurus and Walther.

If you have questions about which stainless steel guide rod is right for your gun, call us at 727-207-0583.