He also designed the recoil spring, a captive type unit with a full length guide rod
for support, and the dual barrel links.
The full length guide rod
is not present on this pistol.
One of my friends recently purchased a full length guide rod
for his Glock.
The Combat Elite has front and rear grasping grooves, full length guide rod
and a two-tone finish.
SPECIFICATIONS SMITH & WESSON 1911 .45 SUB-COMPACT MODEL: 1911 Sub-Compact-Pro Series PRODUCT CODE: 178020 FRAME SIZE: Sub Compact CALIBER: .45 ACP CAPACITY: 7+1 rounds ACTION: Single action BARREL LENGTH: 3" FRONT SIGHT: Detail white dot REAR SIGHT: Fixed white 2-dot OVERALL LENGTH: 6 7/8" WEIGHT: 24 ounces GRIP: Fully stippled synthetic FRAME MATERIAL: Scandium alloy SLIDE MATERIAL: Carbon steel BARREL MATERIAL: Stainless steel FINISH: Matte black OTHER FEATURES: Oversized external extractor 3-hole turned trigger with over travel stop Full length guide rod
PRICE: $1,264 MSRP
Since the Enforcer does not have an annoying full length guide rod
, that was possible and highly satisfactory.
Despite all this, I still use a full length guide rod in my pistol--a Wilson Combat 2-piece rod with one of their Shok Buffs installed.
Full length guide rods do indeed make disassembly of the pistol quite difficult and his accuracy testing proves that no substantial changes occurred when the same .45 was fired both with and without a guide rod installed in.
Petty's article on guide rods, but feel I must comment on the most important reason not to use a full length guide rod
in any 1911 that is designated primarily for the defense of one's life.
What I'd love to see is gun that won't fire two consecutive shots, miraculously healed by the installation of a full length guide rod
. Think about it.
If you look at the Government Model pistols sold by custom gunsmiths and some major manufacturers, you'll find that most of them come with a full length guide rod
Full length guide rods
were designed to improve cycling and keep the recoil spring from binding up.