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Where can i buy a replacement guide rod ? Im looking for the out of box one AND a better one. The tungsten ones been out of stock for a while. Thank you.
 

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I have been using the extended length rod with the factory spring from BT guide rods in my Q5 poly for a couple years with great results. I have shot the gun quite a bit and was just thinking of picking up another.


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I have a Sprinco recoil reducing guide rod coming, with a red and a yellow spring. I can return it for a full refund if I don't like it.
 

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FWIW...
I use DPM Systems spring assemblies in my two 9mm Walthers & two 9mm Sigs. Over 5000+ rounds each, zero issues, & no "felt" reduction in performance. Comes with multiple springs for different spring rates. Choose whichever works best for your ammo weight, perceived recoil, solid return to battery, & racking the slide pull force.

 

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Where can i buy a replacement guide rod ? Im looking for the out of box one AND a better one. The tungsten ones been out of stock for a while. Thank you.
Yes dpm thats a very good replacement allow you to choose the spring you what to use
 

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How does a “better” guide rod affect the performance of the PPQ? Does it improve accuracy? Reliability?
What features make guide rod better? Thanks.
 

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How does a “better” guide rod affect the performance of the PPQ? Does it improve accuracy? Reliability?
What features make guide rod better? Thanks.
For me...the DPM spring assembly (with multiple springs to choose) is a balance between a solid return to battery (even with brass particles trash dust etc...in the slide rails) & racking the slide quickly & easily in any environment. Reduction in recoil IMO, is more perceived vs. actual recoil force. I find grip & practice is ones best friend in staying on target for quick follow up shots vs. true mechanical reduction in recoil. Plus...honestly it "looks" out of place with a factory plastic spring assembly on a quality Walther. Value is in the eye of the owner.
 

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One thing I forgot to mention in my first post was: I shoot factory loads of American Eagle 124 grain FMJ and the empty brass only flies three feet from the gun. Every other gun I've owned or watching other people shoot a 9mm with factory loads, the brass flies twice as far. Could it be that Walther uses a recoil spring stronger than need be? If so, would a lighter spring help reduce recoil? My Sprinco will be here today and I'll play around with it and see what happens. If I don't like it, I can return it for a full refund and then I'll get a regular uncaptured guide rod and various weight springs to try to get desired results.
 

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How does a “better” guide rod affect the performance of the PPQ? Does it improve accuracy? Reliability?
What features make guide rod better? Thanks.
It hard to improve on such a great gun it just helps muzzle flip lets you get it on target quicker
 
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