The chances of the recoil guide breaking is slight. That aside it never hurts to have spare parts laying around.Thanks gray. I guess my fear is that the polymer will break far too easily, but I don't plan on shooting more than a few hundred rounds every few months and everything I've read tells me that shouldn't be a problem for the plastic rod.
Correct ?-- yes/no/maybeIve got a ton of rounds through my p320c (around 4000) and it barely ever holds the slide back after being emptied. This would mean time to replace the spring correct?
I guess this was my mistake then. I thought the ones you linked were the polymer ones because they looked plastic to me. I'm a fairly new gun owner, but thank you for the explanation, I appreciate it.Im going to go out on a limb and guess you have a P250, not a 320. The 320C has never had a plastic guide rod in it. I actually saw a pre production version P320C, and it still had a metal dual spring guide rod. The replacement P320C guide rod one from Sig parts is a metal one. Not sure where you are finding a plastic one listed for a 320.
SIG SAUER P320 Recoil Spring Assembly
The 250 did have a plastic guide rod at one time, but I think they have since replaced it with a metal one. Here is the kit for the P250 from sig parts website.
SIG SAUER Parts Kit, P250C, 9mm
If you did in fact purchase a P320CA and it has a plastic guide rod in it, I would like to see it, and I wouldn't advise shooting it. I would call Sig immediately and advised them, because the 320C and 320CA is supposed to have a metal dual guide rod system in it. The 320 full size has a metal single spring system.