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  • Specifications

    Overall Length: 2.363"
    Rod Diameter: .25"
    Caliber: 9mm, .38, and .40 S&W
    Guide Rod Material: Stainless Steel
    Reverse Plug Material and Finish: Stainless Steel
    Recoil Spring Type: 16lb Flat Shortened Officer's Spring [ISMI Spring]

  • Product Details

    This kit reduces recoil and increases longevity of the spring system in Colt Defenders and other similarly sized guns.

    This guide rod kit is for 3" 1911s chambered in 9mm, .38, and 40 s&w.

    All systems use a 1/4" guide rod made from solid barstock with a take down hole. This kit includes a guide rod, reverse plug, and ISMI flat recoil spring

    The reverse plug is uncoated Stainless Steel.

    All kits are drop-in.

    In independent testing, ISMI spring have endured in excess of 100,000 compression cycles. We don’t recommend going that long between changes however. With an ISMI spring, practice routine maintenance and change it once a year.

    Warning: This product may be alloyed with trace amounts of lead and other elements which are known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm and cancer. To prevent exposure, do not alter the product by welding, grinding, etc. For more information, go to
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    Guide Rod Kit (1/4" Rod) Colt Defender 3"
    Slide Components Guide Rod Kits
    GTIN 841370117260
    Caliber 9mm / .38 Super / .40 S&W / 10mm
    Recoil Spring Weight 16 LB
  • Reviews 1
    Customer Reviews
      I purchased this item for my Colt Defender. I was extremely pleased on how easy it made the assembly/disassembly of the weapon. What I didn't like was the reverse plug. When I initially installed it. I had to use a lot of pressure to get it in the slide. once in it functioned fine. After a day at the range, I field stripped the gun for cleaning. it was slightly difficult to remove it. When I started re-assembling the gun after cleaning, I couldn't get the plug in at all even after several attempts. I ended up using the factory plug.

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