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Reverse Plugs and 2 peice guide rods.

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Ok, here is where i'm lost. What is the difference between one piece guide rods, 2 peice guide rods, reverse plugs, I'm realy lost here. I just ordered my slide, it is a commander lenght. Could sombody PLEASE fill me in somwhere on principles of a guide rod? Thanks!

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I will hit the easy one first.

The diff between a one piece guide rod and a two piece guide rod is that a two piece comes apart somewhere near the middle. Usually with an allen wrench anymore.

A reverse plug is just a guide rod plug designed for barrels that don’t use bushings. There is a small collar that keeps it in the dust cover instead of being retained by a bushing. Unless your commander is a bull barrel, you most likely won’t see a reverse plug. They change the way you take a 1911 apart, but not by much. I think they actually make it easier.

Hope this helps.

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