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What guide rod do you all use? Stainless or Tungsten? I like the idea of the heavier tungsten rod, but being in college, the stainless price just might be what I end up with.

One more thing, can you permanently affix the washers to the slide so you don't lose them if you have to field strip it quick?
 

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4" or 5" model?

I think that Loctite would hold, but you would need to degrease carefully. I have not tried it.
 

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Four inch modle. I just think it'd be easier to have fewer parts falling around. The factory spring is nice because it is just one piece, but as everyone else has seen, there are just too many that have broken.
 

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I hope this is not a BUG.

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I have the tungsten for both 4 & 5". In the 4", I can't really tell a major difference with PD type ammo. Bunny fart reloads for competition shooting is more noticeable.
It really makes a difference in the 5" in both PD and competition loads.
 
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