Shok Buffs, do they really do ANYTHING ?

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Shok Buffs, do they really do ANYTHING ?

Post by DenStinett » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:05 pm

A Wilson Combat, 1911 Shok Buff from the Receiver End of my Mini-14 Target, after only 300 Rounds of (Factory) Fed Eagle 55gr .223
New - 0.110" (left) Used- 0.100"


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Re: Shok Buffs, do they really do ANYTHING ?

Post by gunman42782 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:55 am

Yes, I have them on my Mini 14 as well. As your pictures testify to, they take quite a beating. I put them on to help preserve my scope. Mini 14s are really rough on scopes. Went through a couple cheap scopes before buying a Vortex, and so far so good.
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Re: Shok Buffs, do they really do ANYTHING ?

Post by Mohavesam » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:08 am

Anytime a machine has two surfaces impacting each other, there is potential for stress risers and fracturing. Few shooters run their frames n slides through FPI/NDT (flourescent penetrant inspection) to inspect for damage. A CHEAP alternative is a buffer, and the Wilson or knockoffs are some of the best. Did I say CHEAP compared to welding up or scraping the frame and slide?

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Re: Shok Buffs, do they really do ANYTHING ?

Post by Carbineguy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:19 pm

Yes, they do work.
They also make the gun a little less clangy (quieter) as it cycles.
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