The Lightening Rod is designed to work in conjunction with our Vortex Mod and Quick Exhaust Piston Housing. Together, the parts will yield higher rates of fire, and increased air efficiency. The secret to the performance gains is the brass bushing located where the ratchet and piston rod met. The Lightening Rod is made of 7071 grade anodized billet aluminum which is stronger than any other like it. To reduce drag and friction during operation it utilizes a self lubricating brass bushing.