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Old 01-04-2016, 12:54 AM
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What do you guys/gals think of the stainless steel recoil spring guides like what Galloway has? Galloway has one with the spring and it contained on the guide rod and they have another that is just a stainless steel guide rod to replace the factory plastic one.

I was thinking about one or the other but have read a review where someone said it was harder to take down and put back together with the GSG guide rod but the GSG rods end wasn't tapered like the stock plastic guide rod.

What are your experiences with these? I have noticed there are a lot of different companies making them for the SR22.

http://gallowayprecision.com/ruger/s...or-ruger-sr22/

http://gallowayprecision.com/ruger/s...or-ruger-sr22/
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:45 AM
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I have used both in my Ruger® SR-22™, and I highly recommend the captive recoil spring assembly over the stainless guide rod by itself. The stainless rod is the same diameter the entire length of the rod, while the rod with the captive spring has a recessed section of the rod, which makes it easier to get the slide off.

Both Galloway products.

In My Humble Opinion, YMMV.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:47 AM
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FWIW my new SR22 4.5" was difficult to field strip and it took anywhere from 3 to 10(!) tries to get the slide on again.

When I tried it with the rod, but without the spring, I found that the problem was the loose OEM spring kinking inside the slide. Installed the Galloway captured spring assembly and all is well now.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:23 PM
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Ok thanks I am going to order the Galloway captured spring assembly

The plastic guide rod and spring is a PITA to field strip and put back together.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:38 AM
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What do you guys/gals think of the stainless steel recoil spring guides like ...
I have one from Tandemkross that is working well.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:50 AM
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Ok thanks I am going to order the Galloway captured spring assembly

The plastic guide rod and spring is a PITA to field strip and put back together.
And the black plastic "noodle" just doesn't provide that warm, fuzzy feeling for some folks who prefer a solid recoil spring guide rod.

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Old 01-05-2016, 12:37 PM
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Yeah that plastic guide rod will lose its flexibility over time as plastic breaks down and sooner or later it will break instead of flex.
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I have one from Tandemkross that is working well.
Ditto, far preferred over the plastic guide rod.
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Another vote for the Tandemkross captured spring mod for the SR22....
On sale now at Tandemkross if anyone is thinking of getting one.

https://www.tandemkross.com/TANDEMKR...Rod_p_171.html
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Another vote for the Tandemkross captured spring mod for the SR22....
On sale now at Tandemkross if anyone is thinking of getting one.

https://www.tandemkross.com/TANDEMKR...Rod_p_171.html
Thanks. Just pull the trigger. Will they cycle on CCI Standard?
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Thanks. Just pull the trigger. Will they cycle on CCI Standard?
CCI Std Velocity cycled with the Tandemkross captured spring rod for me. CCI Quiet would not cycle reliably...

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Captured spring guides in general.

To me the SR 22 is a neat little plinker. Though well built it is designed for a competitive selling price, not against a S&W 41, so Ruger hit it's target right on. That being said you can improve the pistol if you are willing to spend a few dollars. Mine shot perfectly out of the box . Take down, though not complicated could often be frustrating, just a bit fiddly. My Sig 228 goes together correctly and easily every time. Getting the recoil spring and guide rod back in easily is consistent on the more expensive Sig.. No big deal but being old school I prefer good steel over nylon though I doubt the Ruger parts would ever fail other than wear. I tried a Galloway rod, not captured , and found it harder than the Ruger nylon rod to install so I ordered a Tandemkross captured spring guide. . It just fell into place, smoothly went forward and I locked it down. almost magically. I tend to shoot CCI's and it fires HV and standard velocity flawlessly. their motto of making good guns better is exactly what they do. Well worth the near 25 bucks , shipped, It will not transform your gun, it will make it better

I imagine a captured spring Gallway would do the same. Though function is fine, the Ruger rod and spring are just a bit dinky to me. The Tandemkross spring feels a little tighter, strong but it may be imaginary, I still like the feel.

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What do you guys/gals think of the stainless steel recoil spring guides like what Galloway has? Galloway has one with the spring and it contained on the guide rod and they have another that is just a stainless steel guide rod to replace the factory plastic one.

I was thinking about one or the other but have read a review where someone said it was harder to take down and put back together with the GSG guide rod but the GSG rods end wasn't tapered like the stock plastic guide rod.

What are your experiences with these? I have noticed there are a lot of different companies making them for the SR22.

http://gallowayprecision.com/ruger/s...or-ruger-sr22/

http://gallowayprecision.com/ruger/s...or-ruger-sr22/
I bought the captured one for my Wife's SR22 and it hasn't missed a beat.
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My Colt pocket lite has a plastic dual spring set-up.but I don't shoot it a lot .it's my carry gun. My Ruger p-95dc has a stainless dual spring set-up.both are easy to take-out and reassemble.
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