full length guide rod on 1911
I am already thinking about my next 1911. I have the mil-spec in the Rem. R1. Now I want a tactical 1911. Noticed tha the Taurus 1911 in stainless with a rail has the best price. However, I am wondering about the significance of the full length rod on the slide. Most of your high-end 1911s have this feature. Taurus is most affordable. What difference does the full length rod provide verses the configuration in the basic 1911 with the shorter rod? Thanks.