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Old December 22nd, 2010, 12:15 PM   #1
 
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Steel Guide Rod

I am looking at purchasing a steel guide rod for my SR9. There appears to be two manufacturers who offer this item. Bedair and Galloways. Both seem to offer good craftsmanship. Which one would the esteem members of this forum recommend. I know this is going to produce mixed results..I just want the best one that most closely matches my gun. Thanks in advance for the feedback.



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Old December 23rd, 2010, 03:31 AM   #2
 
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Got a hundred in stock ready to ship. 100% US made. Zero complaints out of any I've sold so far. Mine also come with a stainless and a blacked button head retaining screws to match your finish. Let me know if I can help you out.
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I purchased and installed a solid stainless steel guide rod/recoil spring assembly from Galloway Precision. I have had no issues, and feel that the added weight helps moderate the reported "snappy" recoil of the 40S&W round.

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:50 PM   #4
 
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Thanks for the response..I am in the process of ordering
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Just ordered a full-length and a standard (short) GR from Bedair for my Colt 380 Gov't. Steve seems to be easy to work with and his products look good in the pics. Should be here between Christmas and New Years.
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hey Egalloway, i want my ruger to be the ULTIMATE, like the fellow int he blog i read, waht would you recomend, for a super smooth trigger that is light and short. and all around baddass. so what should i buy from the galloway site (your sight)
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wouldn't you want to get some sort of bushing so it would not oblong the hole on the slide
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Did not know that there was the possibility of the guide rod causing any changes to the slide itself? Can any one else comment on this issue?
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No need for a bushing. It's a guide rod not a 1911 barrel. The rod just guides the spring. Their won't be any wear to speak of on it or the slide. If it was any kind of issue the factory plastic one would wear out and come apart. It won't. The aftermarket unit I sell adds some weight but allows you to tune spring weight to load.
Not another mini give me a call we can talk about what you want done then.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
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I've only had experience with Steve Bedair
and he makes great guide rods.
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I've only had experience with Eric Galloway
and he makes great guide rods.
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Thanks boomer glad your happy with the guide rod. Always a pleasure to hear positive feedback. You get a break in the weather? We got all your rain as snow over Christmas!
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Hey. I'm new and was curious if anybody has a pic to post of your guide rods after being installed? I would like to get one and want to know how they look in the pistol. I've seen the Bedair installed on a SR9, but would like to see Gallaways. Thanks.
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I can't speak for Galloway's guide rods, but I ended up trying a Bedair guide rod & must say it looks good, but won't function & is actually doing damage to my SR9! I oiled & installed it & worked the slide. It immediately tried to bind up and hung on the outside edge of the slide. I took it out, checked and reoiled it, & installed. Again, it binds up and hangs on the outside of the slide & won't stay in the guide rod slot under thebarrel. I won't even try shooting it this way. Now the front of my slide is scratched up around the guide rod hole & it looks like I'm going to have to buy a replacement guide rod from Ruger.
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I purchased and installed a solid stainless steel guide rod/recoil spring assembly from Galloway Precision. I have had no issues, and feel that the added weight helps moderate the reported "snappy" recoil of the 40S&W round.

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It has been six months since I posted this comment in this old thread. I now have put about 1000 rounds downrange with my SR40. The Galloway guide rod/recoil spring assembly is still in my pistol. As mentioned about, I have had no issues with my pistol, it just works.

YMMV,
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