I broke the recoil spring guide on my "llama". I bought another one off of an individual from another forum. I know, how could I have frequented another forum! I'll give myself 40 lashes with a whip later. Ha ha But seriously, the new rod is just a little longer than the old one. Maybe 1/8". I installed it. The gun seemed to cycle fine, but I don't want to break it again. What do you guys think? Should I run it? Should I cut the rod down? Should I take it to a gunsmith? I value all of your opinions, as always.