Recoil Buffers


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CombatArmsUSAF
October 5, 2005, 04:56 PM
Anybody have a Sprinco USA Recoil Buffer?

Are they any good, or is it all hype?

I'd like to find out, before I spend the money to buy one.

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AirForceShooter
October 5, 2005, 05:09 PM
sorry I never use buffers.
I think they effect reliability.

Just my .02

AFS

Murphster
October 5, 2005, 05:33 PM
Ditto.

Kacerdias
October 5, 2005, 06:22 PM
I bought a Sprinco recoil reducer for my CZ-100. This superlight .40 S&W pistol had a nasty bite to it even though it was quite accurate. I could maybe go 50 - 75 rounds with it before giving up. I put the recoil reducer in and it was a vast improvement in both accuracy and recoil. It tamed the beast very well.

HOWEVER, the gun would exhibit constant failures to feed. Sometimes it was as bad as every shot, sometimes every 5th shot. While it felt better to shoot with the reducer, it was completely unreliable. For SD, keep the parts stock. If you're just messing around at the range and your pistol is too unruly to shoot for long, a recoil reduer may help. But don't rely on it.

To be fair, Sprinco only made a couple of recoil reducers for this particular gun. I've heard lots of good things about the 1911 and HK versions. YMMV

MICHAEL T
October 5, 2005, 07:52 PM
Not in my pistols Their not reliable enough for a SD gun.

f4t9r
October 5, 2005, 08:41 PM
save your money
you can find something better to spend it on

wally
October 5, 2005, 10:44 PM
If they did anything other than seperate you from your money don't you think that the manufacturers who offer liifetime replacement warrenties (Springfield, Taurus, etc.) would use them to save on repairs?

Add to the fact that they reduce relliability and its a no-brainer to avoid them -- get a couple of extra mags or more ammo instead!

--wally.

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