Custom Fat Stainless Steel Guide Rod

(23 customer reviews)

$20.00$27.00

Grayguns fat Stainless Steel Guide Rods are available for the P320, P228, P229, P220 and P226. They are manufactured with proper materials, hardened and stress-relieved to withstand a lifetime of hard use. The guide rods are guaranteed for life.

Only our P320-F (Full-Size) guide rod and P320 X-Five (Full Size) include a 15-pound 1911 recoil spring.

Our guide rods for the SIG P220, P226, P229 and P228 work with wire braided and OEM SIG Sauer flat springs. They will not work with aftermarket flat springs.

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Description

Grayguns unique step-tapered design and unmatched surface finish afford easy installation with optimum recoil spring support. Proper spring support ensures maximum spring life and smooth cycling.

Grayguns’ fat guide rods are designed to optimally support factory SIG Sauer® and Grayguns custom multi-strand springs* for maximum service life and smooth, reliable function.

Being made to the maximum nominal diameter to fit each pistol perfectly, our fat rods also eliminate the possibility of coil-jumping and damage when used with correctly-selected after-market single-strand recoil springs.

SIG Stainless Steel Guide Rod Material

Unlike other, cheaper products, our fat rods are made from proper material, hardened and stress-relieved stainless steel to withstand a lifetime of hard use.

Guide Rod Features

  • Ensures smooth cycling of the pistol slide
  • Each guide rod is carefully polished and inspected
  • Proper sizing to ensure the guide rod spring stays in place

A lot goes into such a simple-looking part, and none is better.

Stainless Steel Guide Rod Fit Guide

Ensure you select the correct variation and read these Fit Guide notes.

  • The SIG P320 X-Five version will not work with the P320 XTEN 10mm pistol.
  • The SIG P220 barrel length is 4.4″ – as such, these P220 guide rods will not fit the P220 Compact, P220 Carry or P220 Classic 22.
  • If you have a SIG P320 XFull size module, you’ll need the Full Size (4.7″) guide rod.

Suggested Companion Upgrades or Options

* Our P320-F (Full-Size) and P320 X-Five (Full Size) guide rods include a 15-pound 1911 recoil spring

Guide rods are not caliber specific. Use the appropriate recoil spring for your caliber.

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SIG SAUER Pistol Model

P320 X-Five Full Size Matte Finish, P220/P226, P225/P6, P228/P229, P320 Full Size (4.7" Barrel), P320 X-Five (5" Barrel)

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What others are saying

  1. Matthew Reiner

    Solid replacement for a West German Sig P220

    Matthew Reiner (verified owner)

    Solid guide rod that drops right in place. Also bought for an older P226.

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  2. Ronnie Lewis

    Smooth

    Ronnie Lewis (verified owner)

    I just purchased a sig p229 legion in 9mm. I loved the gun but hated the zipper type noise it was making when racking the slide. The guide rod that came with the gun had ribs maybe from the machining process. The SS fat guide rod took all that noise out. It feels and sounds so much smoother. Small change big difference.

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  3. Arthur Walker

    The way it’s supposed to be

    Arthur Walker (verified owner)

    I previously experienced this guide rod when I purchased the 4.7 Classic slide for a build. I really appreciated the ability to select springs for my various loads just like I used to do with my 1911’s. When i saw I could buy the rod separately, I immediately bought one for my WC P320. With a 12 lb spring the gun is much easier to operate the slide and for older shooters with arthritis this is a great option to have. I do not have any problem with the takedown lever on the WC P320 because it is the standard size barrel.

    Please change the stars to five. I mistakenly entered one.

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  4. barryrogers9999

    SS Fat guide Rod

    barryrogers9999 (verified owner)

    The stainless steel fat guide rod is a perfect fit in my Sig P226 pistol. My order was processed quickly and delivered by US mail in 3days.

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  5. Lester Wiedrick

    Nice Quality

    Lester Wiedrick (verified owner)

    Ordered the Fat Guide Rod for my P320. Very nice quality and now I can tune my gun to my handloads just by swapping out 1911 springs. Shipping was fast and communications were top notch.

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  6. Edgar Hall

    Perfect Fit

    Edgar Hall (verified owner)

    SO I purchased a used 226 40 Cal. I had carried one for a decade on patrol before my department switched to the G17. Being that it’s was used I knew several components could use upgrading and or switching out. A friend of mine recommended Gray Guns for my replacement parts. I ordered a stainless guide rod and new recoil spring. This replaces a phosphate guide rod which I have never been a fan of. I’ve only seen one break in my tenure but that’s one too much. The stainless guide rod is a great replacement for my 226 and the spring is an upgrade from the factory as well. I highly recommend using Gray at least for Sig Sauer parts. Ill be ordering more in the future very soon.

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  7. One person found this helpful
    charlieramos84

    Perfect

    charlieramos84 (verified owner)

    Another product that’s amazing. Changed the feel of my recoil and added some weight. Awesome

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  8. Gordon Hulme

    Gordon Hulme (verified owner)

    I put one in both my P220 West German .45 and my P226rE2 .357 Sig and they improved the balance of the guns with slightly better recoil control. The evident improvement was in hand cycling of the pistols was smoother , Another great Gray Guns product !

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  9. shango

    Great customer service

    shango (verified owner)

    This is the second guide rod i purchased. When the package arrived, I assumed I had the right part, but it would not fit the gun. We eventually figured out, that even though I had ordered the proper part, I had received a guide rod for an X model. Chris in customer service took care of things and I just installed the proper rod in the pistol. Works as it should. Thank you!

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  10. david.sohns

    Best Quality

    david.sohns (verified owner)

    I use a lot of GG’s upgrades and this little dude is an awesome finishing touch to any build… or just a simple drop in upgrade from factory guide rod

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  11. One person found this helpful
    dawcrw

    No more fear of the spring coming out the front of slide

    dawcrw (verified owner)

    I had the end of the spring pop out around the stock guide rod one time. The fit of the fat rod took [away] the fear of the happening again. I know that is RARE but it was in the back of my mind. The fat rod and 12# spring make the gun operate smooth and flat.

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  12. One person found this helpful
    ericcurtis

    A piece of fine craftsmanship

    ericcurtis (verified owner)

    Perfect fit, some say the stock rod is fine, but this smooths out the slide well. And looks awesome.

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  13. One person found this helpful
    Jaz kuligowski

    Slick

    Jaz kuligowski (verified owner)

    Added weight, super slick polish that you can feel on the cycle, super tight tolerance. Love it.. Great products

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  14. carlroberts05

    Guide rods

    carlroberts05 (verified owner)

    Absolutely love these new guide rods form you guys, as always a superb product and fast shipping, please keep doing what you do

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  15. usafhgti56

    Great Follow Up

    usafhgti56 (verified owner)

    First off the install is incredibly easy. I only mention this because I think people are becoming more and more accustomed to the piston style recoil set. When I got on the range you could tell right away the difference in the rate or fire and reduced recoil. I was able to double tap and stay on target. Great addition paired up with the competition trigger I installed as well. The only issue I have had is in disassembly now. I think the size of the rod reduced the amount of space in the receiver. So I now use a tool to take down my P320. Something that is not an issue now but may be something that concerns me if I have to break it down in the field or on the range. However, I have already put a 100 rounds through to test it and have not had a single issue. So this was not an issue worth lowering the rating.

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  16. Michael Deng

    The stainless P320 rod is superb in quality and finish!

    Michael Deng (verified owner)

    Finish is the best I have ever seen (obviously I have not seen everything, I bought stuff from Wilson’s, Harrison’s, Apex)!! I am not sure about the spring quality since the brand is not stated. I used on sig parts and NO issues moving the slide release lever (Sig slide and barrel), as easy as OEM one if not easier. I have the 9mm version.

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  17. One person found this helpful
    jeddedia

    jeddedia (verified owner)

    Works fantastic, looks very nice.
    The only issue I have with this is no matter what slide/barrel/grip module combo I use the takedown lever gets stuck on the oversized guide rod… the only way to rotate the takedown lever is to flip the gun upside down and place the takedown lever on a hard surface and push all my weight down to get it to rotate. GG says this is normal because it’s oversized? I’ve tried so many variations: push up, pull down, wiggle and jiggle, etc. but I can see the takedown lever starting to develop a “worn spot” where it’s being forced to overcome the larger guide rod.

    P320 XC module
    4.7 Proc-Cut slide
    4.7 GGP barrel

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  18. Jason Stout

    Do it !!!!!

    Jason Stout (verified owner)

    This is a amazing product at a very reasonable price. One of the best upgrades you can do yourself. You can see and feel the difference after the first shot.
    Don’t wait fo it today.

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  19. Joshua Rueda

    Smooth

    Joshua Rueda (verified owner)

    Great, high quality product! Smooth operating and an overall beautiful product. Great upgrade for USPSA Carry Optics class.

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  20. shooterdave66

    Awesome product!!

    shooterdave66 (verified owner)

    Exceptional quality as always, perfect fit and function. Bruce you are the man.

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  21. thewrguidrys

    Great product

    thewrguidrys (verified owner)

    Just received my guide rod for my P320 Sig AXG Pro. Fits and works like I want it to. I have one in all my full size Sig P320’s. You can modify them with different recoil springs.

    Thanks Gray Guns for a great product.

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  22. juancontreras1028

    P320 M17 Fat Rod

    juancontreras1028 (verified owner)

    The rod fits perfectly and even better fit that the OEM Sig rod. It adds just the right amount of weight to make the gun even better to shoot.

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  23. Keith Deas

    p226 guides

    Keith Deas (verified owner)

    outstanding guide, they are just fat enough to fill up the guide hole in slide to remove that unsightly gap. just long enough past the end of the slide. something sig should have done…

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Disclaimer

Many parts sold by Grayguns - including but not limited to triggers, trigger kits, internal components and spring kits - are intended for installation by a qualified armorer or gunsmith who is familiar with the firearm.

Although kits fit with no issues in a great majority of pistols, Grayguns cannot guarantee perfect functionality in every instance.

Due to varying tolerances present in all mass-produced firearms, professional fitting by a qualified armorer who is familiar with the pistol's action may be required.

Grayguns offers installation services for all parts kits we offer. If you have any issues or questions about the installation process, STOP IMMEDIATELY and contact the Grayguns Customer Service Team.