Ruger LCP

LCP guide rods in stock.

LCP replacement guide rod from BT Guide Rods

LCP Guide Rod


-Made from 17-4 H1150 Stainless Steel, the perfect combination of toughness and hardness.  Resists spring scoring and  gouging without being hard enough to damage anything in the gun.

-Works with factory springs and Wolff springs.

-Available in black oxide or polished finish.

BT was originally contacted about this because the factory guide rod head appears to peen after minimal usage.  Ruger claims that this has never caused a function problem but many people wanted a replacement part that would retain its shape over the lifespan of the gun.

It is important to realize that simply making the same dimensions in a harder material would likely create more problems.  If the guide rod was made so hard that it never peened, it is likely that the force would simply deform something else in the gun.  This wouldn’t be a solution, this would simply move the problem onto a more expensive part.

It seemed to me that if the guide rod wanted to assume that beveled shape in service, that the guide rod should be made that shape in the first place.  In order to ensure that it remained that way, the head of the BT replacement part is slightly longer than the factory part.  This additional length puts the machined bevel out of harm’s way where it will not contact the barrel lug.

Here you can see a peened factory part.  This factory part has approximately 150 rounds through it.  Next to it is the BT rod.  Notice that the head of the BT rod is longer.  Whereas the factory part is being beaten into this shape by the gun, the BT rod starts out in this shape and is not seeing any deforming force because the additional head length keeps the bevel away from the interfering part of the gun.

LCP rod heads compared 2

LCP rod heads compared 1

Durability

There is some slight black oxide wear visible on each, but notice that the BT rod isn’t gouged like the factory rod.  The BT guide rod will stay smooth for a longer time than the factory rod, meaning a longer life of smooth cycling for your LCP.

If the black oxide wears off of your BT guide rod, the stainless will never rust.


BT hits the range with the LCP

Seeing is believing and we wanted to put the BT guide rod for the LCP through its paces and test it out before offering them to the public.

We were blasting away making sure everything was running flawlessly and it occurred to me, “Hey, this little gun a’int half bad. Matter of fact, I bet I can group nice with it now that I’m use to the trigger.”

line to target

Target

The first one was low, the next three were slightly low, left.   The next two were left.  It’s notable that as I was making mistakes, the mistakes were touching.  7,8,9  I was still creeping up.  As I corrected and got closer to the bull the shots remained touching, going exactly where the sights were when the trigger broke.

Target close up

The 5 shots stacked in the bullseye were the last ones.  The gun always shot exactly where I pointed it and allowed me to dial it in.  I was astounded at the result.  To me it proves that the LCP is more than just the back-up, belly gun of last resort many claim it to be.  Skillfully wielded, the LCP can consistently deliver accurate shots on target.

At a distance of 25 feet, this gun proved to be capable of shooting the same bullet hole!!!  Quite an accomplishment for such a small gun, with such a short barrel, with such tiny sights and such a LOOOOOOONG trigger pull.

Pick up a BT rod today and keep your pocket pistol’s guide rod in shape!

Glock 29,30,36 Sta-Tite Guide Rod

The ONLY recoil assembly suitable for use in your carry pistol.

 

YES, works in ALL GENERATIONS  of G29,30,36. GEN 1,2,3 AND 4.

G26 from retention

The rod is machined from 17-4 PH H1150 Stainless Steel.  The screw and spring cup are machined from 300 series Stainless Steel.

G30 close up

G30 close up

Glock spring cup 1

Glock spring cup 2

G30 spring cup

No messing around here.  No compromises.  This assembly won’t come apart, it won’t break during installation and with the black screw it will not be a source of reflection in a low light situation.

Using factory Glock springs you retain the function Glock intended.  The BT rod gives you the peace of mind to KNOW that your pistol will function 100% without any concern for breakage.

The new toolkit coming at the end of May will assemble/dis-assemble ALL Glock models and facilitates VERY quick and easy spring changes.

Purchase a G29,30,36 rod with new Glock springs installed for $54.00.  This is the best thing to put in your gun besides bullets.


Glock 29,30,36 Sta-Tite Guide rod w/ factory springs



Glock 26,27, 33 Sta-Tite Guide Rod

The ONLY recoil assembly suitable for use in your carry pistol.

 

YES, works in ALL GENERATIONS  of G26,27,33. GEN 1,2,3 AND 4.

G26 from retention

The rod is machined from 17-4 PH H1150 Stainless Steel.  The screw and spring cup are machined from 300 series Stainless Steel.

G26 shot 1

G26 shot 2

G26 close up

Glock spring cup 1

Glock spring cup 2

No messing around here.  No compromises.  This assembly won’t come apart, it won’t break during installation and with the black screw it will not be a source of reflection in a low light situation.

Using factory Glock springs you retain the function Glock intended.  The BT rod gives you the peace of mind to KNOW that your pistol will function 100% without any concern for breakage.

The new toolkit coming at the end of May will assemble/dis-assemble ALL Glock models and facilitates VERY quick and easy spring changes.

Purchase a G26,27,33 rod with new Glock springs installed for $54.00.  This is the best thing to put in your gun besides bullets.

Glock 26,27,33 Sta-Tite Guide rod w/ factory springs

P99c

BT adds the P99c to the Sta-Tite series due to popular demand.

P99c_BT_installed

P99c Sta-Tite rod

Like all BT Sta-Tite rods, the rod is 17-4 PH H1150 Stainless steel, hardened to 32 rockwell and black oxided.

The screw is 300 series Stainless steel and available in three finishes.  Black to blend with the gun, Polished as a nice accent or to complement a polished barrel and Bead blasted which looks great with nickel plated controls.


P99c Sta-Tite guide rod w/ Factory Springs




Walther

BT Guide Rods manufactures Sta-Tite guide rods for the P99, PPQ, PPQ M2, PPQ 5″ and P99c.

 

Of special interest are the extended guide rods for the PPQ 5″ Models featured the official German 48N spring and an extended screw that adds additional weight to the front of the pistol and cosmetically finished off the aesthetics of the gun by fill the void in the slide with stainless.

 

Call for details. 412-542-8189

Guide Rods…

Let’s face it. Manufacturers are using molded plastic guide rods as a cost cutting measure. Plastic guide rods offer “adequate” performance and durability for their intended purpose for most shooters. Statistically, they hold up well. Replacing the plastic rod with a B~T rod is a surefire way to eliminate this weak link while improving the recoil characteristics of your gun.

Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference, especially for the person holding the pistol.

A stainless guide rod will NEVER break, melt, chip, crack, warp, flex or anything else that guide rods aren’t supposed to do.

A top notch stainless guide rod from B~T WILL cycle more smoothly, add weight under the muzzle, and give you peace of mind that your pistol will function reliably without breakage.

Walther PPS

Sta-Tite Guide Rods for the PPS are in stock.   Springs are here ready to go!

The rod is made from 17-4 P.H.-H1150  hardened to 32-34 Rockwell C.  This material wears well, resists corrosion and provides for a strong threaded joint when coupled with the…

Screw which is machined from 300 series Stainless Steel and features a plain round button.  Bead blasted and black oxide treated, this screw will enhance the aesthetics  of your pistol.  No hex head screw in the front of your PPS!!

The rod and screw feature a  proven thread design that will Sta-Tite without Loc-tite.

PPS Sta-Tite Rod dis-assembled

PPS Sta-Tite Rod and Screw

PPS non-captured?

PPS Sta-Tite Assembled... Polished

Pricing and availability:

The PPS Sta-Tite Rod is $32.00    The assembly toolkit is $38.00

The factory spring assemblies are $42.00.

 

The PPS uses the same recoil springs in 9mm and .40sw.

There are three options for you to choose from.

1) Buy a rod with new factory springs installed @ $74.00  and keep your stock assembly as a backup.

WALTHER PPS SPRINGS ARE HERE!  BT is accepting orders.

Walther PPS Sta-Tite rod w/ factory springs

2) Buy a rod and a toolkit and use your existing springs @ $70.00.  This way you’ll be ready to swap new springs on when you need them.

Walther PPS Sta-Tite Toolkit

3) Send BT your existing recoil assembly and only purchase the rod @ $32.00.   No sense buying $42.00 springs when you already have a set, right?

Walther PPS Sta-Tite ROD ONLY

Hopefully one of these options most closely fits your needs.  If, for example, you’d like a rod with springs and a toolkit, simply select option 1 then add “just the toolkit” from option 2.  Need one toolkit and 3 rods but using your existing springs?  No problem!  “just a toolkit” and then “PPS Sta-Tite rod only” and select the finish.

Availability:

PPS Sta-Tite rods are currently available .   PPS Springs are in stock.   The Walther toolkit works with PPS, PPQ, P99 and P99c rods and is in stock.

 

Please send an email to:  info@btguiderods.com with any questions.

PS…  Sorry about the double watermark on the pics!

$16.00 for a Steyr spring?

$16.00 may seem a little high for a spring so let’s rationalize it in several ways…

1) the M and M-A1 aren’t even in current distribution in the US. which means…

2) Steyr isn’t producing or exporting recoil assemblies from Austria in any great quantity.

3) BT removes the spring from the factory plastic rod, meaning that part of the $16.00 went to covering the cost of the rod and the cost of putting the spring on the rod.

4) If you decide to experiment with an alternate spring, you’ll likely pay $8 + $5-$10 in shipping just getting the spring to your door anyway.

THEN, you get to figure out how many coils to clip to make it both travel fully rearward AND solidly lock the slide into battery.

THEN you’ll likely spend $20 on ammo so you can drive to the range and test to see if it works. If it doesn’t?… back to square one.

Knowing this, $16.00 starts to look like a deal for a drop-in reliable part.

Some people just have to tinker with their pistols to get them the way they like them. If you’re one of those who likes the thought of taking on a little project in the pursuit of personalized Steyr perfection, B~T offers guide rods that use Glock sized springs for your Steyr M/M-A1 Series. A close match would be an 18 pound G19 spring