Hey just wanted to try and get some feedback on this subject. I have a LNIB SA Champion Operator. Seems as though the genius that sold it to me put the open end of the buffer spring facing the back of the slide on reassembly... First time the slide got racked, the larger spring jumped the sleeve. It was ridiculously tedious but I managed to get the spring most of the way back to where I could finally get the assembly out. The action once again feels smooth and crisp but I'm not sure I want to take it out without having the guide rod looked at. I'm worried it may be slightly bent, I can't see that it is but that doesn't mean it isn't. My question is after malfunctioning that bad(due to operator error), would I be better off just replacing the entire assembly? Single piece or 2 piece? And if so, can someone recommend a stainless guide rod assembly that would be compatible.