DPM Recoil Reduction System for AK-47


DPM Systems Technologies showed its new AK-platform recoil reduction system at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Called the Telescopic Recoil System, the unit is designed as a direct replacement for the stock guide rod assembly.

DPM Systems Technologies advises the way the system works is through the use of four springs of varying strength. As the bolt cycles rearward, the springs progressively increase resistance, slowing the bolt and absorbing felt recoil. According to the company, the Telescopic Recoil System offers several distinct advantages including:

  • recoil reduction
  • increased control
  • increased accuracy
  • faster follow up shots
  • less wear on the gun

Additionally, the company states the system accomplishes “elimination of jams.”

With the recoil reduction system, the company includes additional springs and spacers to allow the shooter to fine tune the gun to the ammo and performance “to match their personal standards.” I’m not sure, but it would seem to suggest that different spring set-ups may need to be in place to ensure reliable operation with various ammunition types.

The company also offers recoil reduction for the AR-15 platform with a user adjustable buffer assembly. This system uses a combination of springs and counterweights to slow down the bolt carrier group and reducing the felt recoil. The company also offers a three spring, recoil reducing guide rod for Glock pistols.

Trying to reduce recoil is certainly nothing new with various stocks, brakes and grips offering varying degrees of success.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • politicsbyothermeans

    “elimination of jams”

    I chortled.

    • Joshua

      Because the AK can’t have a stoppage right?

      • Jwedel1231

        Probably because of the increased complexity.

        • Kivaari

          I suspect they found after putting their parts in, it induced stoppages, so they tried other guides and extra springs until it stopped malfunctioning. I would have gone back to the original parts, without having bought these parts.

    • El Duderino

      I bet it eliminates squibs, light strikes, and turns dummy rounds into live ammo too.

  • A.WChuck

    Maybe it is just me, but increasing complexity is counter to the spirt of the original AK design.

    • Kristoff

      It is.

  • Vitsaus

    Just in case your 90 year old grandmother wants to shoot an AK.

  • Xeno Da Morph

    3 TIMES THE SPRINGS!! Of that regular old BORING AK. Welcome to the……….

  • gunsandrockets


    • 1911a145acp

      $ 170! For AK on Amazon……

      • gunsandrockets

        Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. No thanks.

      • ruinator

        *cough, snort* 170$ for an answer without a problem

      • El Duderino

        Sonny I can remember when you could bring $170 to a gun show and walk out with a whole AK…my my.

      • Kivaari

        An amazing price for something no one needs.

  • ruinator

    Cause the AK is such a flawed design

  • Ed

    That’s sad if recoil is too much for on a AK-47, to the point if expensive items like this.

    • iksnilol

      I find it hilarious since the AK has barely any recoil.

      NOTE: In Norway your run of the mill assault rifle is a G3

  • Psylantwolf

    …Don’t ALL springs increase the force they exert as they are compressed? F=kX, Hooke’s Law and all that? How do multiple springs help?

    • El Duderino

      Spreading out the force over time = less perceived recoil. Same amount of force, can’t get around that.

  • John

    Part of the allure of the AK47 is that sweet, sweet recoil. WHY on Earth would want to eliminate half the fun of shooting it?!?!?

    In case you hadn’t noticed, nobody goes to the range with thier AirSoft…I hope…

  • Kivaari

    I must have missed something. If you want a buffer in the AK to extend the theoretical life of the gun, I suggest you install one of the Buffer Technologies plastic device. The AK works just fine without changing any springs or guides. I guess we can’t fault people for making a buck providing unneeded extra parts.

  • hkryan

    I can appreciate the buffering effect that a dual spring setup provides (Sig X-Five, many HK pistols, etc.) but this is too much. An AK isn’t the type of firearm that needs to be fine-tuned… just fed.

  • greek preparedness

    All you critics, Please research the long recoil concept. This system may not modify the AK to this, but the closer one gets the better. (it so happens that Sullivan has 2 new patents for a multi recoil spring for the AR-15). Also remember that spring force is not linear.
    And ALG is also offering a variably wound spring for the AK too.
    Then try to see see one year forward. DPM is working on a similar system for the Saiga/Molots. Want to know how big the market is just for the action shooting sports internationally? The world does not turn around macho shooters you know.
    Thumbs up to my fellow countryman for his innovations.

  • iksnilol

    Or y’know, make an adjustable gas block for like 20 bucks and enjoy the same advantages (+ better suppressor performance) whilst not making a springy mess of the internals.

  • greek preparedness

    ….I heard from a guy that heard it from a guy….But no, I will not spoil the surprise

  • Pete Sheppard

    Non-existent problem, meet your SOLUTION!!!

  • Butterbean

    Nyet! Rifle is fine.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    I have never had a “Jam” with my AK. I guess it does happen . . .? $170? I will bass at that cost as i can pay for 750 more rounds at that price. What recoil.

  • J S

    Everyone wants to smack talk this, but I can think of one AK that absolutely needs this. the Saiga 12.