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.