Machine Works LLC
Government 380 Series 80 Full Length
Stainless Guide Rod & Bushing
Colt Government 380 Series 80
Stainless Guide Rod & Bushing
Bedair Machine Works
is proud to offer a full length stainless steel guide rod & bushing
for the Colt Government 380 Series 80.
All components are made from the
highest quality 304 stainless steel and machined to exacting
specifications. All components are
"drop in" with no fitting or modifications required.
Each kit includes:
* One stainless steel guide rod.
* One stainless steel bushing
(this replaces the factory plug)
* Printed installation
instructions (also shown below)
Government 380 series 80 full length stainless guide rod kits are $75.00
Plus $5 Priority shipping.
Stainless steel guide rod & stainless steel bushing
Stock plastic guide rod & stock closed end
plug weigh 4.0g (0.141 oz)
Stainless steel full length guide rod & bushing
weigh 18.6g (0.656oz)
Install the full length stainless guide rod as shown. First you will need to remove the
factory guide rod, recoil spring,
Once the factory components have been removed follow the steps below to
Make sure the gun is unloaded!
1. Point Muzzle upward and press down on the recoil
spring plug. At the same time rotate
the barrel bushing clockwise 1/4 turn. This will free the factory plug
and recoil spring.
2. Keep pressure on the plug to prevent it from
flying out. Then allow the plug and spring
gradually extend out of the slide
3. Remove the slide from the gun as you would for cleaning.
the full length guide rod and bushing :
The recoil spring and bushing are installed from the front as shown.
Compress the recoil spring & bushing until the
bushing can be turned
into the correct position. Be careful while
compressing the spring and bushing
so that it does not fly out.
Colt Full Length Guide Rod Kits
Firearm safety is up to each
individual. Each guide rod is manufactured
to original manufactures specifications.
Finally I made it to my outdoor range only last week to give the Colt Gov .380s
full workouts using your steel guide rods and bushings so I could report back to
you how things worked. Backing up a bit...installation was a breeze, and the new
parts look great in contrast to the blueing and blacking of the frames and slides
of the two guns - I like that a lot...!!
Now... To test function I tried a variety of ammo with a widerange of weights
( ~ 52 to 95 gr) including several types of ball ammo and hollow points...some of
which don't work well or at all in several of my other .380s (Bersa Thunder, NAA
Guardian come to mind...and maybe one or both of these very Colts with the factory
setups). I shot the Colts weak hand with loose grip...sideways and upside
down...AAAAND - not one malfunction of any kind...beautiful firing cycles resulting
in good accuracy at 10 meters. BTW...don't know if you noticed but one gun is a Pocket
Lite with lighter alloy frame and the other is all steel. So what more can I say...?
I'm in love with these little Colts all over again. Great work, Steve...I couldn't
have asked for more. In my opinion everyone who owns a Colt Government .380 would
do well to purchase one of your steel full length guide rod with modified bushing.
I think you have a winner on your hands.
Feel free to use me as a reference and as a very satisfied customer.
I received the full length guide rod for my Colt
today. Perfect fit and function, and that's about the nicest
aftermarket piece I've ever seen. Thanks very much for
quickly, and especially for making this product. I've been
one of these for quite a long time. I
hope you don't mind, but I posted your guiderod.com URL on the
so that other members looking for these will have an
opportunity to get
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