Custom Fat Super Black Guide Rod

(26 customer reviews)

$25.00$32.00

Grayguns fat Super Black 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.

Super Black 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
  • Super Black finish
  • 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.

Super Black 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.

Additional information

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SIG SAUER Pistol Model

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. wilcox7910

    Works for PPQ45!

    wilcox7910 (verified owner)

    Ok, ready for this? The Walther ppq45 is terribly under sprung. Thie Greyguns fat guide rod for the Sig p220, Sig p220 factory recoil spring, and Sprinco Walther ppq slide bushing is the solution. Full power and +p loads are no longer beating the gun to death. You may need extra power mag springs with +p loads due to the increased slide velocity going back into battery.

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  2. Jeff H

    Super smooth

    Jeff H (verified owner)

    I wasn’tsure how much the custom fat super black guide rod would change the feel of my W. Gernan P226? But, it was very noticeable as soon as i dropped it in my gun. Smoothed out the recoil dramatically.

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  3. jondittman

    Nice fit in 1994 W. German P220

    jondittman (verified owner)

    Arrived promptly, fit well/no issues in a 1994 W. German mfg. P220 with original recoil spring, (extremely low round count firearm).
    Nicely made.

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  4. Lloyde Rose

    Excellent service

    Lloyde Rose (verified owner)

    Great communication, fast shipping everything I expect. My problem is I need to learn to read it don’t fit my P220 legion and it says it in the description lol. Not worth it to me to mess with sending it back and I have an Sig it will work on. Got too give them the opportunity to fix my screw up so I can’t complain.

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  5. Dave Cook

    Resolved everything

    Dave Cook (verified owner)

    Great product and made my P226 hummmm like sewing machine, I also added the Pink Spring for a little extra power (Because I have upgraded all Springs on my P226) and that combo of Fat Guide Rod and Pink Spring were nothing short of spectacular!

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  6. Lachlan McLean

    Super Black Guide Rod is great

    Lachlan McLean (verified owner)

    Easy install, even though it’s not a captured spring. That actually makes it very easy to clean the guide rod if it gets dirty. It runs smoother than the stock RSA, and the ability to swap out springs to tune the recoil is great. During takedown, a light push upward and backward on the front end of the guide rod allows the TDL to rotate much easier than just trying to force it. Great guide rod.

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  7. Paul Bandy

    Perfect Fit

    Paul Bandy (verified owner)

    Fit perfectly and looks great sitting flush with the front of the slide. I have also noticed the slide rests evenly centered on the frame, something that it didn’t do with the OEM spring. Hoping to shoot it soon and see if I improve my accuracy and the guns feel… I kinda feel like that is highly likely with as awesome as it is just doing dry-firing.

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  8. Jim McManis

    Custom fat guide rod

    Jim McManis (verified owner)

    Quick shipping and easy install. Like the ability to use 1911 recoil springs in my 320.

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  9. redriverarcher

    M11-A1 Fat Guide Rod

    redriverarcher (verified owner)

    Works great on my M11-A1, dropped in perfectly and works as advertised. This is an often overlooked upgrade item that can really help the cycling of any handgun. I typically replace all factory guide rods with solid steel rods and Gray Guns makes one of the very best.

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  10. zombiehunr

    Quality part that adds a nice touch

    zombiehunr (verified owner)

    Installed this guide rod into my west German p226. It filled the circumference gap left by the original part. Very pleased with the purchase.

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  11. Michael

    Worth installing

    Michael (verified owner)

    I have several of these in P320F’s, and would like to see them for the P320Ccompact. With the first installation, the slide felt smoother in cycling, and the option of substituting various spring weights allows for tuning with different handloads. I’m very happy with the results; All my full size P320’s use the Grayguns fat guiderods; some stainless silver, some black. The fat guiderods are installed in my P220’s, P226’s, and P229’s, as well. They are a better fit with all the pistols, than factory or other aftermarket guiderods.

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  12. toddo2

    Fat, super, and perfect guide rod

    toddo2 (verified owner)

    Got these rods to upgrade P226s and P229s…. fabulous quality and fit perfectly.

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  13. roger.gilbert69

    P320 Super Fat guiderod

    roger.gilbert69 (verified owner)

    This guide rod is about twice the circumference of the oem guide rod. Popped right in and fit perfectly. Functions like a champ.

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  14. scottjirvine

    Super cool

    scottjirvine (verified owner)

    Itching to make my P320 a little more special than it already is, I ordered this when it was on sale. Do the guide rod and spring make a difference? I’m not really sure. I’m really not that good of a marksman. However, having yet another part designed by Bruce Gray on my pistol makes me feel a little more superior to people who carry an unmodified P320. And, it looks so much better than the one it replaced. It is smooth cycling the action and feels very solid with less side to side movement.

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  15. Arthur Motroni

    Excellent part

    Arthur Motroni (verified owner)

    This is a perfect update to the OEM plastic rod. It’s what Sig should have installed originally.

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  16. stephenallen.374

    Custom Fat Super Black Guide Rod (GRD-SIG-22C-SB)

    stephenallen.374 (verified owner)

    Work very well installed in my Sig P229 Legion DA/SA Pistol.

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  17. katherine

    Solid Quality Guide Rod

    katherine (verified owner)

    I ordered the fat guide rod wanting a solid foundation for my P226 MK25. Grayguns delivered! It is a solid guide rod that will definitely never wear out, a great replacement for the factory hollow guide rod.

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  18. FRANK BADESSO

    P320 guide rod and spring

    FRANK BADESSO (verified owner)

    Was skeptical at first took it out to the range and definitely have positive results 👍

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  19. jcoat007

    Stellar Product

    jcoat007 (verified owner)

    I upgraded a p229 with the Grayguns Custom Strut, ELS, SRT kit, Fat guide rod and dual-adjustable straight trigger. It made a night and day difference. It transformed a nice gun into a stellar gun!

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  20. Steven Kirkwood

    Stellar Upgrade for Such a Small Part

    Steven Kirkwood (verified owner)

    I don’t mind making mods on almost anything, and once I felt the slide movement of the P229 was so gritty, I was Jonesin’ to get this when I saw GrayGuns had this guide rod upgrade and that it had great reviews. Easiest upgrade you can imagine, and it smooths out the slide action almost like it’s on bearings. It’s hard to believe that Sig could have a weapon on the market at this price point and miss a fine detail like this. The tolerances here are far superior to the stock rod. Sig should make it a standard part upgrade.

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  21. bluesjuke

    Great fit and function

    bluesjuke (verified owner)

    This Fat Guide Rod fits well and function fine.
    I like the added weight to the front end of the muzzle as well.
    Not too heavy but a little assist for muzzle flip never hurt anyone., love it!
    Will buy more as any new Sig will now get on too!

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  22. One person found this helpful
    jlmac

    Outstanding

    jlmac (verified owner)

    These guide rods are an excellent remedy for cheesy OEM rods, and add a bit of front balance. Of interest, not mentioned in the product notes is Bruce’s inspiration for these “fat” guide rods: As I recall his story, he had a slide spring escape past a guide rod out of the front of the slide, disabling his pistol – during a match! It turned out that the guide rod was somewhat undersized, whereupon he turned some new rods to maximum, i.e., “fat” dimensions. Whatever the background, I’ve never had this problem using Grayguns guide rods – and they look good, too!

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  23. Tyson Burnside

    Fantastic Product

    Tyson Burnside (verified owner)

    Installed this guide rod on a Sig P226 Elite Stainless. Shipment arrived fast, and it’s clear the product quality is of the highest level. I plan to add additional Gray Guns parts to further refine my Sig P226. Amazing and truly the best!

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  24. Tim

    Fat guide rod.

    Tim (verified owner)

    Fit was perfect and closed the guide hole enough so my single coil recoil springs can be used.

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  25. rmabie

    P320 Guide Rod

    rmabie (verified owner)

    Installed this guide rod on a a P320 FCU build. Fits and functions well. I like the fact that it uses the 1911 recoil spring so I have the ability to adjust spring tension as needed.

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  26. tgs0685

    Top Tier

    tgs0685 (verified owner)

    Absolutely awesome upgrade for my custom Sig Sauer P320 FS Pro Cut Slide Assembly, with Sig P320 FCU, Sig FS (4.7”) OEM Barrel, & WCP P320 Carry Grip Module in Black. The Gray Guns Black Magic FS Guide Rod & Recoil Spring are definitely a must! Prefect fit, exceptional quality. I installed another set on my Sig P320 FS OEM as well. Highly Recommend 👍

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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.

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