I am with Steve.... if it clearly states "warranty void" to run with out a buffer I would probably push to get my money back... and had I known that it REQUIRED a shock buffer, I would not purchase it. No Way.
but other than that, with no warranty limitations I would certainly shoot without it! Like Steve says, we been shooting 1911's for years without buffers and they work for decades! there isn't even a link pin to bust, so what is not to like?
Use shock buffs in my competition 1911's, but I get 10 buffers for $5 and have yet to change one out in ... well bout 5 years. Several thousand rounds on each buffer and they look fine.
Sure is a stinker cledford3 - I feel for ya. I have had my share of uncurable Sow's Ears....
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