Discussion in 'On Topic' started by reman, Oct 28, 2008.
Is it safe to run an RRA 9mm buffer in a 16" carbine? Or should I just get an H buffer or H2?
Try it and see if it works, not like it'll blow up or anything. If it doesn't cycle, go lighter.
College student ftl. I need something that works the first time so I don't have to spend more on another part.
My friend ran his 9mm lower (with 9mm buffer) on an 11.5 upper and it ran just 100%. You should be good to go, although I can't imagine why you would want to run a 9mm buffer besides convenience if you just swap uppers on a 9mm build.
If you just have a 16'' get a CAR buffer. They are cheap and work fine.
I hear of people running .223 carbines on 9mm buffers due to the 9mm buffers having more mass compared to regular buffer. I have the stock CAR buffer that came in the kit, but I want to lessen the snappy recoil for double taps.
Adjustable gas block/muzzle brake will probobaly do more for recoil than a buffer tube
My advice would be to buy a good compensator/brake. That will help a lot more than changing your buffer.