metal or plastic guide rod

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by gbarber010, May 13, 2011.

  1. gbarber010

    gbarber010 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2005
    Prattville, AL
    My eariler model P-32 came with a plastic guide rod. My new PF9 also came with a plastic guide rod, but my P3AT has a metal Guide rod. Is there a reason for that or are some P3AT delivered with plastic guide rods. My P3AT is showing some wear after about 75 rounds. The wear is to the frame. Not a big issue, I don't shoot the P3AT that much. Just interested.
     
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    yelp, the P3AT comes with a metal rod.

    I have the P32 and know its plastic rod is a tad too short for the P3AT.
    Will the PF9 rod work?
     

  3. gbarber010

    gbarber010 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2005
    Prattville, AL
    The PF9 rod is longer and thicker. again I don't shoot the 380 much and not to worried about it.
     
  4. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    The P3AT calls for a metal rod.  You might consider polishing yours a little, particularly if it has any sharp edges or rough spots.
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  5. gbarber010

    gbarber010 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2005
    Prattville, AL
    Not a big issue, but I think I will polish it up a little.