This is an absolute “must-have” upgrade. The factory guiderod for the TRP Operator requires the use of a paper clip or something similar for disassembly, the only significant shortcoming with an otherwise excellent 1911. This product completely alleviates that issue. My only lament is that this product is not available for a much wider selection of 1911s. Something like this is sorely needed for the Springfield EMP 3” model, which has a factory guiderod that makes disassembly an absolute nightmare. Buy this — I guarantee you won’t regret it.