Wilson Combat shock buff--Just dump it

boatdoc

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My new Wc CQB was not releasing the slide stop when I was slingshotting the slide to load the gun . Tried with and with a magazine in the magwell to see if the slidestop would release when pulled back. nothing worked.I was going to have to send it back.

at the last minute, I did a net search and found one victim relating his gun had this ssue and reloving the POS shock buff, fixed it for him...AND FOR ME. the shock buff, although a good idea in theory , is a PIA in real life. this is my third and last problem to be caused by them. I am done. no more in my guns.

just thought I would pass this on for anyone else having any slide movement issues and having a shock buff in place. REMOVE the shock buff and see what happens

best of luck


rob
 

ThePlumber

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Yeah, I used them when they came with the gun. Anymore I steer clear of them. A malfunction waiting to happen.
 

boatdoc

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makes me wonder how much $$ WC spends on having guns come back to fix the problems caused by shock buffs?
 

Dwe

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IMHO, at best it’s a solution to a nonexistent problem, and at worst it’s failure waiting to happen.

It does seem odd that the only guns I own that included them NIB were Wilson Combat.;)
 
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Gunny

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I used one once and won't again.

Thought the theory behind them was sound but unless you change them after every few firings they just fall apart...

A JAM WAITING TO HAPPEN!
 

quantico

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i have never tried one. don’t know much about the effect on reliability but in general in my opinion fewer parts means fewer problems.
 

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