This is a discussion on Tungsten Guide Rods...worth the bread? within the Glock Talk and Discussion forums, part of the Glock General Discussion category; Originally Posted by GoneGlocky the stock glock has passed every torture test in over 20 years.. aftermarket stuff hey everyones trying to make a living. ...
The guide rod fits inside the slide and is not visible. So for looks who cares. Yes it is worth the price. Put one in my G23 and found a noticable difference. You should be happy with it.
Watch the hand patting you on the back , could be looking for soft spot to drive the knife!
With a 9mm, the tungsten guide rod won't make much difference, if any, because there's so little recoil to begin with. With a .40, like my G23, it helped a great deal once a I got one with the proper spring weight, about 18 lbs, (factory weight). The first one wouldn't even close the slide so I returned it and got a different brand with the factory 18-lb spring weight and it makes a huge difference, both in perceived recoil (snap) and in my groups. My best shot is no better but my consistency sure is.