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RCM bolt carrier guide rod retention.

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Alright guys. Probably stupid but here goes. I love my RCM bolt carrier and head. I've had no issues whatsoever in over 1000 rounds. Quality chit mang. One small nagging problem. I HATE how there is no retention ring for the recoil guide rod. Is there a reason this was omitted? Do the new ones come with one? I bought this one over a year ago. It's driven me nuts. Is there a way to retrofit the retention ring? I know it's petty but it does drive me insane. Otherwise a perfect product at an excellent price. I'd like to buy one for the upcoming K build but may pass if there is no retention ring. I know you can't please everyone but it seems a small thing here. Thanks guys.
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I think I remember it hodge. Barely. It was last year I think. I didn't remember what the concensus was. I'd really like to have the ring though.
 

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The full sized RCM carrier is F-spec and thus does not have the retention ring.

The RCM K carrier was up for discussion and it was decided to follow the full-sized and omit the ring. The primary driving factor was that many U.S. made K recoil rods utilize a tough nylon bushing and as such, was nearly impossible to pop through the retaining ring without damage to the bushing.
Thanks for the explanation Joe. Any way to retrofit it?
 

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I grind it out. The darn thing drives me crazy.
That's crazy to me. I like the ring. I hate that the rod comes out before the carrier. Just me I guess.
 

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Well that sounds easy enough. Any special kind of ring? Oh, and Joe, I need to send you a text in reference to a UMP rear piece.
 

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Lol. I already do that retro. I wanna be able to pull it out by the guide rod.
 
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