Buffer Technologies Recoil Buffers for Glock Gen I, II & II
The Buffer Technologies Recoil Buffer for the Glock pistol eliminates the metal slide from impacting the polymer frame. This repeated impact batters the frame where the two parts come into contact. Stopping this battering is accomplished by inserting the buffer between the recoil spring and the slide. Each time the action is worked, or the weapon is fired. The buffer comes into contact with the frame, not the metal slide. Installation of the Glock Recoil Buffer will result in reduced felt recoil, enhanced muzzle control, and longer service life. The Glock Recoil Buffer will fit models 17, 17L, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24C, 31, 32, and 37.
Will not fit the Generation 4 or 5 models.
Will not work on Glock 34 or 35
What Is A Recoil Buffer?? What Can It Do For Your Gun?
A Recoil Buffer is a product designed by Buffer Technologies to cushion the trauma your bolt and receiver experience during normal cartridge discharge. Each carefully designed buffer is made from polyurethane with specific shock-absorbing properties. When it is placed between the bolt and what it slams against at the extreme range of its travel, the buffer acts as a gentle cushion. Without the buffer, the bolt is driven backward to make direct violent contact with another piece of steel. In time, this pounding takes its toll. The gun becomes less accurate, and the action becomes dangerously loose.
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Customer Ratings & Reviews
I purchased this buffer for use in my Glock 35
I purchased this buffer for use in my Glock 35, which also has a Wolff 15lb spring and Jager extended rod. With this combo, I did not experience a single failure to fire; it has worked flawlessly. After about 1200 rounds, the buffer is cracking and needs to be replaced. I wish it lasted longer but not that big of a deal. Also, I wish they sold them in a bulk pack. I have several Glocks and shoot lots of rounds annually.
Simple, great recoil buffer
Installed in my carry Glock 19C. It really helps with felt recoil. It gave my gun a softer recoil. After 400 rounds or so, it shows even compression marks, no signs of bulging or cracking. When this one wears out, I will purchase another one. I would recommend this product to any Glock owner. Great product...
I never had any problem w/pistol function; I install these on all my firearms they're made for--they seem smoother/less bang, and anything that prolongs the life of the firearm is worth it in my book--a small investment for the benefits gained. This is the second one on my Glock 20--don't leave home w/out it! I also use it when I put in the .40 S+W barrel with w/no problems either.
If you like to tinker, get it.
I own a couple of Glocks. All Gen 3 models, and I love to tinker. I had been searching for ways to lessen felt recoil and muzzle flip. The largest change came with replacing recoil springs. So, I used Midway to buy assorted springs. Wolff, ISMI, and different weights. I bought the buffer after I took a Wolff 16lb. Spring and cut off three coils. I could feel the difference. There is no need for this buffer if you aren't cutting recoil springs. If you are, get one and try it.
NO FTF Issues
I have an M23 Gen 3 that I train with extensively personally and when teaching a class. I have thousands of rounds thru this gun, and it DOES help. It is not the 'magic' upgrade; some claim it to be, but it does help. More importantly, I do believe it does the same dome wear 'n tear on the gun. I but a half dozen at a time and change as needed, I really don't keep track of exactly how long it lasts, but I have never had one fail during a firing session.
Buffer TEchnologies Recoil Buffer for Glock pistols
I purchased this slide buffer when I was offered information suggesting improved performance with +P ammunition in .40S&W and .45ACP caliber Glock pistols. In researching this information, I found variable benefits vs. disadvantages and decided that since I was firing standard pressure rounds, it wasn't necessary. If, however, you happen to shoot HOT loads in your Glock pistol, you might consider adding this part to your weapon to help minimize long-term damage to it. I know Glock will void your warranty if you shoot lead bullet reloads in your pistol; I'm not clear about their position on +P rounds.
Only shot 150 rounds with this glock recoil buffer
Only shot 150 rounds with this glock recoil buffer installed so far. No problems, and I really can't notice a difference in recoil, but I didn't buy it for recoil reduction. I bought it hoping to reduce wear and tear on internal parts. I bought the Lone Wolf guide rod at the same time, not knowing if they were compatible or if I would need it with the steel guide rod. If you are wondering the same thing, I was... Yes, they are compatible.
worthy of $10
This Glock buffer is worthy of $10 to reduce wear and smooth out slide racking. I am over 5,000 rounds and still in good shape. Too bad they don't make one for the larger guide rod of the 26 (think I may try a field-mod of my own...).
installed this Glock buffer
I'm a new shooter. My target groupings were terrible at the range. I installed this Glock buffer in my Glock 21 (all stock components) and immediately noticed tighter groupings on my targets at the practice range and better scores at my club shooting events. I have fired over 2000 rounds using this buffer, and it is still holding up very well.