I was going to buy a CQB Compact, but ordered a protector based on cosmetics. I like black better than the 2 tone. Other than the guide rod on the protector I didn't see any other differences other than cosmetic. My question relates to field stripping. Do you need an allen wrench for the protector because of the guide rod? I was hoping for a tool free field strip. One of the things I don't like about my Kimber CDP is the need for a tool to take it down and reassemble. It's not the deciding factor, but I do like a certain amount of ease of assembly. If so, can the guide rod be eliminated with the spring setup in the CQB?