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Thread: Recoil guide rod

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    Default Recoil guide rod

    Hi, If this is the wrong thread I'll apologize now and get that out of the way. I just got a CW.45 and took it apart and cleaned it before going to the range. I couldn't help but notice the guide rod for the recoil spring looked pretty chewed up!I could actually feel indentations in the rod when I cleaned it, is this normal?

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    No. Contact customer service. They should be quite helpful.

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    I was hoping Greg would pop in on this one. I don't totally agree with kwh. It shouldn't be maybe but I have heard of lots of them chewing up guide rods, mostly cosmetic but a roughness too.

    There are upgrade guide rods, stainless that help with that.

    I don't know that I recall ever hearing it causing a malfunction. They still work just look ugly.

    I do agree 100% with kwh in that contacting Kahr is a fine idea, see what they say, they may send you a new one.
    If it's running ok otherwise I'd be reluctant to send the gun back. If it is balking, off she goes.
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    The guide rod for my CW45 shows a slight amount of wear on the front section of it, but this has not affected the pistol's performance as far as I can tell.

    To speculate on what might be chewing up the OP's guide rod, I'll post the following with the most likely culprit at the top:



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    The issue I had was the guide rod was "chewed up" on an unfired pistol pistol. Would that much roughness show up after just a few factory rounds fired, or did Grumpyolman pay good money for a less than stellar guide rod?
    Even though function may be just fine, I think Kahr should be made aware if the roughness is excessive.
    Depending on how bad the roughness is, Kahr might offer a replacement.

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    Kahr will almost undoubtedly send you a replacement. I'd send them a photo and let them know the gun is unfired.

    I don't know how a chewed up guide rod would get in a new gun but I guess stuff happens.

    I didn't realize the gun was unfired.
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    Cue sound of Head slap.

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