Kahr Shop   Xssights   Tommy Gun   CrossBreed Holsters
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Is there any benefit on having a stainless steel guide rod?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    65

    Default Is there any benefit on having a stainless steel guide rod?

    MK9 Elite w/Night Sights / Wood Grips
    P380 w/Night Sights
    Glock 26 Gen 5 w/Night Sights
    Glock 42 TruGlo TFX Pro
    Sig P365 w/Night Sights / Laser
    Sig 290RS 380acp
    Beretta Tomcat 32acp




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    393

    Default

    I do not think so, but they look cool. BTW. The link is to a striker spring guide. Maybe there's a longevity benefit to the ss but I've never had a problem with the plastic one. If you want a SS guide rod this is where you should go. Lakeline is also the manufacturer of the "super" striker.
    https://lakelinellc.com/shop/stainle...or-kahr-cw380/
    Kahr P380 x2
    Kahr K9
    Kahr CM45
    Sig P938
    Sig P365 x2
    1911 Range Officer 9mm
    M&P 9mm

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    65

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by topgun1953 View Post
    I do not think so, but they look cool. BTW. The link is to a striker spring guide. Maybe there's a longevity benefit to the ss but I've never had a problem with the plastic one. If you want a SS guide rod this is where you should go. Lakeline is also the manufacturer of the "super" striker.
    https://lakelinellc.com/shop/stainle...or-kahr-cw380/
    I thought so on the guide rod. I'm planning on changing the striker if I have a problem using the Gunscrubber that the company says is the same as the synthetic safe but on the can it say may not be good on plastics.
    I'll bookmark Lakeline's striker page.
    Does that striker fit the MK9 too?

    Thanks!
    MK9 Elite w/Night Sights / Wood Grips
    P380 w/Night Sights
    Glock 26 Gen 5 w/Night Sights
    Glock 42 TruGlo TFX Pro
    Sig P365 w/Night Sights / Laser
    Sig 290RS 380acp
    Beretta Tomcat 32acp




  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    393

    Default

    No, the striker is only for the P380. As you know, there was/is a problem with breaking strikers a while back. Its been quiet lately, but Alphonse at Lakeline made his more robust one. Kahr now sells it. There hasn't been a problem with breaking strikers in the kahr 9mm, I've seen, maybe, 2 here on the board over the last 5 years.
    Kahr P380 x2
    Kahr K9
    Kahr CM45
    Sig P938
    Sig P365 x2
    1911 Range Officer 9mm
    M&P 9mm

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    65

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by topgun1953 View Post
    No, the striker is only for the P380. As you know, there was/is a problem with breaking strikers a while back. Its been quiet lately, but Alphonse at Lakeline made his more robust one. Kahr now sells it. There hasn't been a problem with breaking strikers in the kahr 9mm, I've seen, maybe, 2 here on the board over the last 5 years.
    Well that's good to know. That was said to be one of the problems with the 2014 build I sent back.
    MK9 Elite w/Night Sights / Wood Grips
    P380 w/Night Sights
    Glock 26 Gen 5 w/Night Sights
    Glock 42 TruGlo TFX Pro
    Sig P365 w/Night Sights / Laser
    Sig 290RS 380acp
    Beretta Tomcat 32acp




  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    362

    Default

    Guide rods can take a beating, especially in small guns. I only use stainless steel. I use to have pictures of some that were beat up but cannot find them. Back when I shot LCP's, I would just replace them, until I ended up just buying steel. The Beretta Pico is shipped with a Steel guide rod. Also I believe Beretta started to ship the New Carry with a Steel guide rod rather than the Plastic that came with the Nano.

    Do not rely on Plastic striker spring guides! I use all steel on Recoil springs as well. Cannot imagine the recoil blue steel rusting if shot and cleaned on a regular basis.
    Last edited by King Rat; 05-23-2020 at 01:03 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    11,093

    Default

    It doesn't rust! I was having a problem with my original steel one getting rusty "promoting" rust on the recoil spring and the slide lock spring and screw/washer. While upgrading to SS, I got the Lakeline striker, too. My original was starting to show some wear after 9-10 years.
    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    65

    Default

    Ok, I just ordered one from Galloway. $18 shipped.

    https://gallowayprecision.com/stainl...d-p380-pistols
    MK9 Elite w/Night Sights / Wood Grips
    P380 w/Night Sights
    Glock 26 Gen 5 w/Night Sights
    Glock 42 TruGlo TFX Pro
    Sig P365 w/Night Sights / Laser
    Sig 290RS 380acp
    Beretta Tomcat 32acp




  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    11,093

    Default

    I think that you ordered a striker spring guide, not the recoil spring guide rod... big difference. The one shown at Galloway is for the spring that's behind the striker spring in the rear of the slide. The original is plastic and works fine.
    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    362

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by joeb View Post
    Ok, I just ordered one from Galloway. $18 shipped.

    https://gallowayprecision.com/stainl...d-p380-pistols
    Smart Move. Well worth the money.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Tommy Gun Shop   Mitch Rosen   Magnum Research new   Crimsontrace