This is a discussion on FYI... created my own learning curve within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; I purchased a stainless steel spring guide rod for my 2022. Many online posts referred to the additional strength and the added front end weight ...
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|08-09-2011, 12:23 PM||#1|
I purchased a stainless steel spring guide rod for my 2022. Many online posts referred to the additional strength and the added front end weight as a plus. Both sounded pretty good to me so I bit. High quality stainless. Very well made and works flawlessly. Now the rub...
After 500+ rounds through the weapon prior to the mod, I have to re-train myself. I did not realize that the 1 to 2 ounces added to the front of the gun would make such a difference. My last range outing was horrible. I couldn't hit jack (that's right, I am going to blame the mod)!
On the bright side, I'll just have to get out to the range more often and practice, practice, practice.
|08-09-2011, 01:28 PM||#2|
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I'm guessing the extra weight has more impact on recoil with a ploymer framed pistol vs a metal framed one. I did not notice much of a dirrerence with the two solid ss guide rods I have. Some people notice a difference, some do not.
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|08-09-2011, 02:57 PM||#4|
I am hoping that this will be a very short term issue. Could be that I was just having an off day. I was on an outdoor range with 97 degree temp and medium humidity. It did feel different, but I will be able to tell for sure after a couple more outings.
I know there has been some discussions on this and other forums about replacing the polymer guide rod with stainless. Noticing a difference, I thought it might be worth mentioning.
Thanks for the input.
|08-09-2011, 07:38 PM||#5|
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I haven't replace the guide rod on my 2022 yet, however when I replaced it on my P229R, I did have tighter groups. I don't know if its because I was practicing more or because of the SS guide rod...
|08-12-2011, 05:57 AM||#6|
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All a heavier guide rod is going to do is add a little more weight to the front and bring the front sight back down faster. As long as you are allowing the front sight to come back to rest, and you have a good consistent grip, a guide rod is not going to affect your groups. They just are not heavy enough to mitigate that much recoil IMO. It's not quite like a weighted bullseye gun . Where you will notice the benefit of a heavier guide rod is in faster strings of fire. You should be able to notice your front sight getting back on target faster.
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