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Do the fullsize and the commander size S&W have the same type of guide rod? Aren't both full size guide rods? Thanks
both the full size and commander size have a full length guide rod, the commander rod is shorter though
 

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both the full size and commander size have a full length guide rod, the commander rod is shorter though
Plus the 4.5" style guide rod has a chamfered end face to allow clearance for the slide stop to engage. The full size doesn't. If you replace the commander style with a standard G.I. recoil guide rod, the slide won't lock back.
 

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brutay said:
Plus the 4.5" style guide rod has a chamfered end face to allow clearance for the slide stop to engage. The full size doesn't. If you replace the commander style with a standard G.I. recoil guide rod, the slide won't lock back.
Say what? I have a GI rod and plug in my 1911SC and the slide locks back just fine. What makes you think that a GI rod will prevent slide lock?
 

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What makes you think that a GI rod will prevent slide lock?
Tac, I stand corrected. Thanks for getting my attention. I had my head up my backside when ordering the parts from Ed Brown. I will say that the slide stop will not engage if you try and use the full size guide rod plug in the Commander size. Time to visit the classified section.
 

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Ah. I see now. They're both considered "GI" parts whether they're for the GM or the Commander, but you have to get the right parts for the right gun. I have the Ed Brown Commander blued guide rod and stainless plug in my 1911SC. They have worked well for me.

Good luck on getting your parts!
 

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Sorry for the delay. I don't have any pics of the individual parts in my computer and you can't see much by looking at the gun. I can't remember where I bought the Ed Brown parts, but you can shop around for them online. Come to think of it, I think I probably ended up getting them from Brownell's.
 

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Sorry for the delay. I don't have any pics of the individual parts in my computer and you can't see much by looking at the gun.;) I can't remember where I bought the Ed Brown parts, but you can shop around for them online. Come to think of it, I think I probably ended up getting them from Brownell's.
 
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