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Recoil Buffers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CombatArmsUSAF, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    sorry I never use buffers.
    I think they effect reliability.

    Just my .02

  3. Murphster

    Murphster Well-Known Member

  4. Kacerdias

    Kacerdias Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    Not in my pistols Their not reliable enough for a SD gun.
  6. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    save your money
    you can find something better to spend it on
  7. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    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!


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