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HK USPc Question

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by PimpStick, May 24, 2012.

  1. PimpStick

    PimpStick

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    What's the purpose of the plastic spacer on the guide rod?
     
  2. MattyIce

    MattyIce

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    That is a recoil buffer. It supposedly lowers the felt recoil of the pistol. I've never shot my USPc without it, so I'll have to take HK's word for it.
     


  3. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Correct, it is a recoil buffer.

    The USP Compact utilizes a free floating buffer while the USP fullsize utilizes a dual recoil spring assembly.
     
  4. PimpStick

    PimpStick

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    Thanks. I've had my USPc for years and never knew why it was there.