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Recoil buffer

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by robsc, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. robsc

    robsc Member

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    Does the Browning HP 9mm need a recoil buffer? How about with +p or +p+ ammo, or heavy bullets? Are recoil buffers for the BHP marketing gimmicks?
     
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    Need, no. Benefit (by protecting receiver) yes. I use them only in my 1911s, not in my BHP.

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  3. hexidismal

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    I don't really think any recoil buffers could be called marketing gimmicks. They have a purpose, and they serve it well. I don't have a BHP, but I do use a recoil buffer in a another 9mm pistol. Not only does it extend the lifetime of the gun, it also changes up the felt recoil a bit (seems slightly lighter). I suppose I figure if it exists, works, and proves itself not to affect reliability of the gun .. why not use it ?
     
  4. GW

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    Yep!
    I use 'em in my 1911's AND M1A's

    They work
    They protect the frame/receiver
     
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    I just put one in one of my High Powers for a test case and it works fine. I don't shoot +p ammo, just a lot of standard stuff. I think they're a good thing! I'll put them in my other HPs.
     
  6. Cliff47

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    I don't use a recoil buffer as such in my HP, or my CZ75B. What I do use is a unit from EFKFireDragon (https://www.efkfiredragon.com), that is like a mini-shock absorber to replace the guide rod. The unit (EFK calls it a 'Dual Spring Recoi Reduction Unit' or something close to that) drops in during a cleaning field strip, and when the slide comes back, compressing the spring, then hits the 'shock absorber', it reduces the frame wear you would normally get, and reduces the felt recoil. As the fellow that sold me the first one at a gun show said 'You can't get totally away from recoil, but you can manage it'. The best $62 I have ever put into my pistols, and makes them ready for a follow-up shot much quicker.
     
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    I use one in my 1911A1. Don't have one in my 9mm, but that's only because it's a recent addition and just I haven't gotten a buffer for it yet.
     
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