A regular 92 metal guide rod will work, but you need the bushing......you can use different weight springs....I don't know why, and I could be wrong, but I think they are not available from Beretta right now...nothing wrong with aftermarket.......I replace the guide rods and springs on my 96's with Wolff rods and springs,,,they are quality stainless........Wolff, Brownells, Midwayusa, Steve Bedair...they all make or sell them. I know my 96's have a 13lb. standard 13 lb. spring, and I change them to 15lb. for heavier loads.