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Old 01-05-2020, 11:02 AM   #11
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The SS guiderod is steel and uses a tiny screw to retain the spring. They use a drop of 'red' loc-tite on the screw, making it extremely difficult to remove the screw. When I order one of these, I call the company and order directly from them, specifying they do not use any loc-tite on the screw. THIS allows me to use my handi dandy home made recoil spring compressor to compress the spring on the rod and remove the screw. Then I can use the recoil spring of my choice.

The Walther Tungsten guide rod is heavier and I have no idea how the spring is retained. Meaning I don't know if changing the spring is possible or not.

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I got one with the red Loc-tite. A good quality, new condition allen wrench removed the screw without stripping the head.
Ordered a few Wilson Combat Commander springs (18#, 20#, 22#). With the 22# installed, the Q45 stopped the excessive "brass slinging". Brass drops ~2' away now.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:39 PM   #12
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SS Guide Rods

I have one installed in my PPQ M2 4 inch. I have had no problems after well over 500 rounds, maybe 1,000. But that pistol has never ever missed a beat anyway regardless of ammo type or conditions.

On the other hand there is no discernible difference between the SS guide rod and the stock one. Its a nice way to spend money on your gun if you want to do that. Better idea is to buy better sights. The Trijicon HD Night Sights are great. Big improvement for me.
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Running this in my SF:
https://www.zrtacticalsolutions.com/...ess-guide-rod/ and mate it with a Wilson 1911 13lbs flatwire spring.
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Love that rod...I have one too. Quality piece.....offered in captured or uncaptured.
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I considered that rod before going the SS route, it's not produced for the PPQ 45.
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I have been using the Tungsten Rod from Walthers PPQ 5" 9mm for about 2 years with no troubles, I would guess approxx 3500 rounds, all still good
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