Can a Glock 19 guide rod assembly work in a Steyr M9??

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by DarkKnight, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. DarkKnight

    DarkKnight New Member

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    I have heard that a Glock 19 spring guide rod assembly can fit a Steyr M9???? If that is the case I will buy a titianium one from Lone Wolf.. Any info...

    Also I own two M9 no FTF ,FTE in over 2000 rounds each..I always keep them clean. Thanks to this board for the detailed cleaning of the ejector. I pretty much only target shoot what I CWC . Pro Loads out of Post Falls Idaho......
     
  2. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    As far as I know, you cannot swap out the stock guide rod with the G19 guide rod.

    JackAsh Custom Shop can make you a new rod if you need one.

    -D
     

  3. Guest

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    Ok here are a couple of things:

    Titanium guide rods actually do more to increase perceived recoil since they lighten the front of the weapon. If you already knew that then disregard.

    Also, I would try never to mix components in a firearm that were designed for a completely different brand of firearm with the exception of those parts that were specifically designed for such a thing (SW99 vs. W99, etc.)

    I own a G19 and an S9 and since the S9 and M9 only differ in length I will say this:
    1. The base of the G19 guide rod is not as large in diameter as the S9 guide rod. This means that the guide rod from a G19 might sit angled inside of the Steyr.
    2. Before I put that guide rod in the Steyr I would want to know that I am getting an equivalent spring poundage before doing so.
    3. I second Deluxe's recommendation for Jack Ash.

    I hope that has helped.
    ~Oz
     
  4. hihoslva

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    I have to agree with everything McOz said, except for the weight issue.

    I am unsure if titanium weighs more or less than plastic. However, the M9 has a plastic guide rod, unlike the S9 which has a steel rod. Therefore, the weight of a titanium rod could be more than factory plastic resulting in even better recoil characteristics.

    But I would certainly verify all info before installing & shooting this setup. While modding of certain parts can be done safely, the recoil spring is an integral part of the workings of the pistol, and unforseen failures can occur if you swap it for something that "works" but might not be "correct". Proceed at your own risk.

    FYI - I have yet to read a report of the polymer guide rod breaking in an M9.
     
  5. DarkKnight

    DarkKnight New Member

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    I will order two guide rod's from jackash.. I wasnt sure how close it was or not .. Reason for titianium is strenth not a weight issue for me.. Great info .. I realize how important this part is.However. Mr Bulbits did work for Glock.. Maybe they would be perfect.. On further evaulation .. You are way correct as the weight of the slide is diffrent ...Man what was I thinking.... :oops:
     
  6. Guest

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    <---Did not know the M9 had a polymer guide rod.
    <---Is a dumbass.

    That is all. :lol:
    ~Oz
     
  7. Auburn

    Auburn New Member

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    How much do the Jack Ash guide rods cost?
     
  8. Guest

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    Um...as per their website that Deluxe so kindly linked in his post, $34.00 not including shipping.

    http://www.jackashcustom.com/guiderods.html

    ~Oz
     
  9. CGuns

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    From an engineering standpoint, Titanium isn't that great. It is similar to stainless steel when you work with it and it is still considerably heavier than aluminum.
    You need to look at the specific gravity and the specific weight of the materials. Polymer is an excellent material for a guide rod. Jack Ash and his almunium guide rod is a great improvement. Titanium isn't necessary, it sounds cool, shows up in the movies, makes fantastic white sparks when you angle grind it and is expensive as sin....aside from that, it doesn't do much....(non-magnetic and corrosion resistance aside and you can put it in the human body). 6K series T6 aircraft aluminum is more than adequate for the job and Jack Ash delivers.

    CGuns
     
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  11. Guest

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the JackAsh rods made of StainlessSteel, not aluminum. Personally I would not choose Aluminum for a guide rod due to wear characteristics, even with tempering I would rather have steel.

    But I do agree, Titanium is great stuff but it is not the wonder metal that everyone makes it out to be. If ya want to save weight, go Berylium! 8O