I'm fairly new to the serious world of the 1911. I own a few pistols, but have only recently started to focus more on the 1911 family. My intent, after several visits to the local gun shop, is to purchase a Kimber TLE in the new year. The question I'm having difficulty finding an answer to is what the difference between the various guide rods are? I've read about "standard" and "short" rods, but I don't know what the benfits/disadvantages are to the various versions. If someone can explain this to me or send me a link to a site that does, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.