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"Do any of yall run recoil buffers on your rigs/do you recommend them?"

We don't usually install them unless a customer specifically requests it, and this is exceedingly rare.

Black Jack buffers are primarily sold as a recoil reducer, and for that purpose they aren't effective at all. 

What they are effective for is preventing your bolt carrier from hammering and deforming your rear trunnion.

If your gun is tuned properly for the ammo you're shooting, you probably don't need one. 

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i agree, the bolt shouldnt even kiss the rear trunion under fired recoil.

 

no buffers

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I have mixed results with BJB's. A couple of builds with mixed parts, and an occasional factory gun run better with them. Other guns do not like them. Just a cheap tuning tool for me.

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If the rest of them are like the one I have here, they run great right out of the box. 2-3/4 dram loads in stick mags.

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It’s the factory 10 round one. I took it to the range today.  I just put 5 slugs in it and it fired them all no problem. 

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On 8/9/2018 at 5:32 PM, Veprz said:

I got them on the phone today and spoke with a salesman. He said they will have parts availible at some point but they are not availible now. I mentioned that having carriers, bolts and magazines availible for sale would be great for them considering how many      S-12's and clones are out there and utilize the same parts and mags. He agreed, not suprisingly. They could be making money selling parts to people that dont even own a KS-12, its a no brainer. Think about how much $$$ glocks making selling just magazines? With all the different carbines that take glock mags.

The guy said the parts will be for sale on their website once theyre availible, and also said not to expect them for 6+ months from now.

yep, i wish they would sell a virgin trunnion so we could do an AWS spets-12 ( https://www.classicfirearms.com/sds-imports-aws-spets-12-gauge-firearm-shotgun/ ). 

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4 hours ago, faststang90 said:

It’s the factory 10 round one. I took it to the range today.  I just put 5 slugs in it and it fired them all no problem. 

Cool. They look good. Do they have any metal reinforcements? Is there any info where they are made, or by whom? Is the floor plate steel? 

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On 11/12/2018 at 10:13 AM, spicoli said:

No metal reinforcements in the Kalashnikov-USA mags. Quite a shame.

it looks to have the metal feed lip spring, like AGP mags

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Mine wont cycle winchester super x 00 buckshot on gas setting 1. Been eating slugs though...been through 100-150 slugs since I received it back from warranty. 

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So run it on setting #2. It isn't about the type of shot, it is about the energy level of the shell. If it won't run it on the restricted setting, open the restriction up.

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On 11/20/2018 at 3:51 PM, gunfun said:

So run it on setting #2. It isn't about the type of shot, it is about the energy level of the shell. If it won't run it on the restricted setting, open the restriction up.

I did, and it ran fine on #2. Just sharing result. 

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I put about 200-250 slugs and around 500 rounds of low brass through mine since last update. Nothing terribly concerning so far...really curious to see more. I guess I am a little spoiled coming from shooting a shitty glock and cheapo psa armalite...i'm almost regularly putting thousands of rounds through these firearms with zero issues or caveats. I hope everything works out because I'm not looking for a trailer queen. On a positive note, the gas system has been easy to maintain using automotive anti-seize.

It's been 5+ years since I've owned a saiga. I never had any issues with it, though at that time I was almost exclusively shooting low brass ammunition. My .308 was nice too, but costed a lot to shoot. 5.56 pistols are fun for the money in my opinion. 

lol'ing at the guy who said he shot 5 rounds through his. Why?

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It may have been all of the 12ga he had with him or he may have been at a range where they think their 12ga slugs are made of gold.

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the only reason 5 is because that's all that comes in the box of 5. I don't go to that range much and slugs are all they will let you use. I just wanted to see if it would fire all ammo. the only ammo I have not tried is the big box of 100 that Walmart sells.  its a bird shot 100 rounds for like 21.00 

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That gets expensive quick, I get it. I have a lot of slugs, but rarely fire any for various reasons.

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i emailed k-usa the other day about spare parts.  they say maybe in the future.... the ones availabel on their site arent all  that useful.  i want bolts,carriers, gas blocks, trunnions etc

 

glad folks liking these.  price isnt bad, and its better than the 3rd world s-hole clones

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On 11/7/2018 at 8:23 PM, Mullet Man said:

Cool. They look good. Do they have any metal reinforcements? Is there any info where they are made, or by whom? Is the floor plate steel? 

They have a steel shim around the lip of the mag. Mined just popped off at about 1000rds on oem mag. 

I've filed-to-fit my sgm mag and it runs pretty good. Probably 97-98% of the time no FTF. I feel I can do better but still, it's not bad. Perhaps if i apply superglue or JB weld to the oem metal shim, it will stay on mag?  lol

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Ran another 750 rounds of low brass since February's update. Running just fine post warranty repair, I gotta say. Falling back in love with the low brass price per round.

I need to pick up 100 to 200 slugs and party soon. 

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On 4/21/2019 at 11:25 PM, saltydecimator said:

Holy cao!!! How much per round!?

 

60 cents. I haven't shot them yet but here is the wear on my bolt already.

 

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