Just received my new Protector Compact today and couldn't find an allen wrench in the bag. Since Wilson suggests 3-500 rounds for break-in I figured no problem I'll just call tomorrow and have them send one. Went to the range and fired about 50 hydro-shocks and 25 or so FMJs. Shoots like a dream. Came home and read the manual again. After unloading I checked the front of the guide rod and no allen wrench socket!? The front of the guide rod easily unscrewed with hand pressure only. So what's up? Was I given wrong info on field stripping? Is this a no tools required procedure? Should the guide rod (obviously 2 piece) unscrew so easily or do I have a defective guide rod? I'll call Wilson in the morning but this is going to keep me up tonight! My eyes aren't what they used to be but I do not see an allen socket unless it has been stripped round during assembly. But I doubt it! As I said, gun shoots like a dream. Fit and finish is amazing, and POA=POI at 15 yards.