Today we are taking a look at the top 3 reasons Plastic guide rods malfunction, and what you can do to prevent it! When looking at your gun that you have bought, new or used, the plastic guide rod can take a beating! Make sure you inspect it before firing, as it can lead to gun failure if broken or chipped.
Reason # 1 – In proper oiling! This means that the gun from the factory, or from the previous buyer did not recieve the love and care it deserved. The guide rod may have not been oiled properly out of the gate, resulting in wear and tear.
Reason # 2 – Spring too tight. Sometimes plastic will expand in the chamber, which will result in the spring on the guide rod to be too tight. This will cause the guide rod to chip, and scratch.
Reason # 3 – Overuse – The guide rod is one of the wear and tear items that does get beaten when the gun is fired over and over. Make sure you check it out before and after firing.
There you have it, the top 3 reason plastic guide rods malfunction or fail in relation to shooting. Here at Stainless Steel Guide Rods, we specialize in upgrading these plastic guide rods to stainless steel to ensure the durability and reliability of your gun. Do yourself a favor and upgrade your guide rod, you will thank us later! We stock all types of guide rods for your hangun, from Sig to Glock.
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