Just curious if the guide rod is worth switching out for a stainless steel one. I know Sig is high quality but I don't know about the guide rods. Any input on this would be appreciated.
I agree.. Unless your pistol has the plastic rod I'd say just leave it alone and save your money.not necessary
sorry to hear about Steve.I got Steve Bedair stainless guide rod for my P220 Equinox because it looks better with it, it is like missing something without. But after shooting about 200 rounds I found that rod is little scratched by the sping even been lubericated well before. I don't know if it is normal, will probably take it off and install original. Steve doesn't sell them anymore anyway because of cancer/health issue he closed his company. Very sad...
Agreed. When I picked up my P229 LEO trade-in it had a plastic guide rod. The plastic one was a bit marred and the recoil spring was hard to get off of the plastic. I replaced the spring and the guide rod with the factory carbon steel one from Top Gun. I didn't see the need to spend the extra cash for stainless. This one works just fine.The recoil spring was eating the plastic one up. The hollow steel ones seem to work very well.