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Old 06-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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I am trying to increase my "double tap" speed. Practice has resulted in improvement, but I could use a little mechanical assistance. What do you recommend? I am thinking that better control of the recoil will help. Compensator or buffer? Specifics will help. Thanks

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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What kind of pistol your shooting will helps us help you alot better. Also if you are shooting a SD pistol a comp will just be more hinderance than good.

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What grip are you using? Grip can have the most effect on recoil control. A "thumbs forward" grip gives great control over recoil. Just be careful of keeping your thumb away from the slide lock or you will unintentionally keep your gun from going to slide lock.
Aside from that you can make improvements to your gun that are not immediately apparent like a tungsten guide rod to lower the slide axis of your particular gun. BTW what are you shooting. That will help a lot with getting good responses on accessories.

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I'm guessing that since this is posted in the AR section that you are running an AR.

Getting the support hand further out on the hand guard helps control muzzle climb and can help you drive your muzzle to the next target. A vertical fore grip can help and often works best out forward as more of a handstop.

Muzzlebrake or comp is useful for controlling recoil or climb. The penalty can be extra flash and more sound directed toward the shooter. The battlecomp is great because it doesn't make a huge flash and controls recoil but it's pricey. The effin a comp is another good choice but so kind of expensive. the Benny Cooley is used by a lot of competition guys and is fairly reasonable.

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Do you guys realized this is the AR forum? Would it not be safe to assume he is talking about an AR?

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Do you guys realized this is the AR forum? Would it not be safe to assume he is talking about an AR?
That was another way to make my point.
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Do you guys realized this is the AR forum? Would it not be safe to assume he is talking about an AR?
Sorry guys didn't realize that. A good comp will tame an AR very well. Some good one were mentioned.
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Compensators will do more for you than a buffer change. In fact, using a heavier buffer will slow down your times, but smooth out the impulse.


Proper technique and placing your support hand as close the muzzle as possible will probably garner the best improvement. Compensator second. An adjustible gas block and lw bcg and buffer system might be tied for second but are inordinately expensive and require a lot of tuning.

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The reason why a lot of shooters like 12, 13 , 15 inch hand guards is that it allow us to put our support hand close to the muzzle. This allows us to steady the muzzle and move it around from target to target (transitions). A good lightweight FF handguard will do wonders to your follow up shots.

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The reason why a lot of shooters like 12, 13 , 15 inch hand guards is that it allow us to put our support hand close to the muzzle. This allows us to steady the muzzle and move it around from target to target (transitions). A good lightweight FF handguard will do wonders to your follow up shots.
Excellent point. You said it much better than I did.
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