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Old 08-20-2019, 10:09 AM   #11
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Puck puck auck. I chickened out. I like my two P 99s too much to risk damaging one. They are part of my top trio of pistols that I like a lot ( custom light weight 1911 9mm, Walther P 99, and HK P 2000). I tend to eschew the pistols with the bare triggers only as safety ( Glocks and the PPQ and that genre without thumb safeties)So I took jsbethels advice and ordered a tungsten and stainless steel guide rod for the two P 99 from Earls. Thanks very much for everyone's good advice. It is much appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:44 PM   #12
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What was the situation on the Mustang? Just curious, as I have a Mustang Lite and an old Mustang Plus II.
I remember hearing of issues with damaged slides and frames from switching to a steel guide rod in these pistols, with some reports of cracking. I've also heard that the steel in the older pistols were not heat treated correctly from the factory, but overall I remember that it was advised that people stick to the polymer guide rods in these pistols.
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Walther PPQ 45 - I use the DPM RECOIL -not sure of the weight - reduces the recoil - worth a check out - also use in my Glocks -Amazing -Do your own research and decide https://zahal.org/product/walther-pp...d-dpm-systems/ Also on e-bay
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:12 AM   #15
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Let's think.
Due to its weight, the tungsten rod will try to stay in place during recoil.
This means that he will hit the return spring at the end of the rollback.
This means that the service life of the spring is reduced. Perhaps catastrophically.

It is probably not just recommended that you stick to the original plastic spring rod.

Tungsten is an expensive material. Therefore, the use of such trinkets is a good way to increase ...

...the welfare of the seller. ;-)
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Let's think.
Due to its weight, the tungsten rod will try to stay in place during recoil.
This means that he will hit the return spring at the end of the rollback.
This means that the service life of the spring is reduced. Perhaps catastrophically.
What do you believe the factory guide rod does during the recoil operation? Could you explain what is meant by "hitting the return spring" and "rollback".....those are terms I have not encountered before? What is the reduction in service life?
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I'm trying to think, but nothings happening.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:03 PM   #18
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I've been using a BT Guide Rod in my P99 for a few years now and haven't had a single issue.

ttps://www.btguiderods.com/category/walther/p99-ppq/
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:48 AM   #19
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I've been using a BT Guide Rod in my P99 for a few years now and haven't had a single issue.

ttps://www.btguiderods.com/category/walther/p99-ppq/
Is he from tungsten too?
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Is he from tungsten too?
Your responses might have someone believing that you are trolling? Still looking for your response to my questions.
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