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    Default Recoil Buffers

    So what is the tribes opinion on recoil buffers for use on 1911s and Glocks?
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    Are you talking about something like the Wilson shock-buff for 1911ís?

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    Yes
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    My Dan Wesson didn't come with one.
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    I have had three Wilson Combat 1911’s. At least one of them came with the shok-buff doodads. I researched them about 10 years ago (maybe) and here’s what I recall. It was possible for them to get beat up badly if you didn’t keep an eye on them and they could potentially jam up the gun when they came apart. I don’t know if that’s true or even how often you were supposed to replace them.

    I also know I read that Bill Wilson was asked if he used them on his carry gun and he said he did not. I don’t know if that’s true.

    Overall, I felt they were gimmicky and I chose not to use them. I primarily based my decision on the fact we have had 1911s for a century and no one else I knew of was using them. That may have changed though.

    I have ave no knowledge of anything like it for Glocks.

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    I had a set of those at one point. I didnt notice a difference. What I did notice a difference with was the sti guide rod and captured recoil springs.

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    Unnecessary gimmicks. Don’t bother. Recoil Springs are designed to handle slide travel. KISS.
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    Thx for the input. Gimmick came to mind. That's why I asked.
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    What are using on glocks? Is it just a piece of plastic. They also sell such things for the AK IIRC. The AR on the end of the buffer does already has a plastic bumper that with years will also go bad.
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    Slides and bolts are designed to travel a certain distance to function properly. If you shorten that distance by inserting a bugger, you are closer to a short stroke malfunction.

    I put a buffer in an Arsenal AK74. Why? Because “people” said it was good idea. I shot a mag through it. Functioned fine but there was no discernible difference in recoil. Took it to a class a couple of months later, forgetting about the buffer. Reliable AK started short stroking. I couldn’t figure out why. Alex Robinson from Robinson Arms in Utah (XCR) pulled the cover to look for a buffer. Took it out and threw it away. Gun ran fine again. Duh.

    I won’t do buffers.
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