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What are the pros/cons of using shot buffers

Discussion in 'Gunsmith's and Armorer's section' started by GaCop, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. GaCop

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    As the title says. Are they worth it or a waste of money?
     
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    IMO they are a waste of money. I tried them and after 300 rds they were destroyed. If not picked up right away, they would lock up the gun.
     
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    I called Ed Brown a few years ago asking if they were needed for my kobra carry and was told to not waste any money on them.
     
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    I pretty much thought the same but wanted to be sure asking for other opinions.
     
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    I have had them, but I did not fire enough ammo, to really test them. I got them for +P, but I got a. 20 pound recoil spring too.
    That is probably my best bet for +P, a heavy recoil spring.
     
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    They might be good for practice, but wear-out after 300+ rounds and are really expensive compared to what you get. I would not have one in a carry-gun except for practice.