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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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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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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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I have one from Tandemkross that is working well.
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I have one from Ruger that is working well.

More than 8600 rounds fired thru it, My SR22 was built in 2011.
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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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Old 02-14-2016, 07:14 PM
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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.
Here ya go... http://www.45auto.com/Colt_Mustang_Guiderods.html
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:19 PM
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Just an update... I forgot about this thread.
I got the captured spring/guide rods for both SR22's and they went together and work perfectly.
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I bought a cheap stainless one off ebay, just the rod, and it went in well, but I couldn't get it apart- So I ground about a thousandth off the end where it sits in the lower part of the gun, and it works great now. Only think I was wondering is over time will the inside of the spring wear from rubbing metal to metal? if so, it will weaken with time and may cause cycling issues. Maybe thats why ruger had a plastic one from the factory
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I've been using the Galloway Captured Spring Assembly, I'll give it a thumbs up
Makes the assembly a bit easier and it has functioned flawlessly.
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