I have an M*carbo edition s2k. And was wondering before I spend the money I’d like to know if anyone who has the kel-Tec heavy buffer tube installed afterwards any real noticeable difference with the upgraded heavy buffer tube? I know it’s supposed to help with recoil. Any input is appreciated.
@S14kat Do you mean heavy bolt?
Yes that’s what I meant.
@S14kat, LOL that’s what I thought you meant. I can’t speak from personal experience, but I have seen comments on here and various FB pages where S2K owners did say it made a noticeable difference in recoil. This is something I’ll be looking into as a future purchase. I have 2 separated shoulders so the lighter I can get the recoil the better. I’ve already installed the recoil buffer and recoilless charging handle. The muzzle break is suppose to help too.
I installed it. Did not notice a huge difference in felt recoil but it made the firearm less “snappy” which I see as a significant improvement. I can shoot all day (if I had some freaking ammo) now that the snappiness is reduced.
I have the S2K in .40 S&W which in stock form has a bit of recoil, it initially imprinted a bruise on my shoulder that looked just like the end of the hard plastic butt stock. I have since installed the Kel-Tec Heavy Weight Bolt along with the Recoiless Charging Handle, Bolt Buffer, Muzzle Brake and ATI Butt Stock Pad. Any one of these items by itself might help a little bit with felt recoil but all of these items working together does soften the felt recoil of the .40 caliber round…and no more bruising.
Yeah I noticed that too! that’s why I was asking because I have seen a lot people install but not much more info. My s2k is great I love it! Recoil isn’t bad I can totally manage it. But I did notice after shooting 250 rounds at the range. Some bruises and lines on my shoulder. I can’t purchase the Roil pad because it adds I believe an 1inch or 1-1/2 and right now at the shortest setting it’s just perfect. So I’ll most likely by purchasing this in the future.
Mine has all the upgrades from M*carbo I don’t find it mine snappy.i didn’t notice at first But after 250 rounds the next day I saw I had scratches and a bruised shoulder nothing too bad. It was fun as heck to shoot that’s for sure! Thanks for your help.
Yes, on the Mcarbo website it says the Buttstock “Pad” adds nearly an inch to the length of pull.
Yup so hopefully the heavy bolt works out for me. Thanks for your help.
I still don’t understand how some think a puny, relatively low power pistol cartridge fired from a much heavier rifle platform has enough recoil that it somehow has to be mitigated.
Da bruising brother … da bruising. I’m simply not willing to shoot mine like I shoot my 12guage and 45/70. With the puny cartridge my shoulder is an oak. 12g or 45/70 and that oak is suddenly a willow.
Faster follow up shots from the oak shoulder and frankly there isn’t enough push from the puny to rock into the big load rythm and roll.
For me it was the jarring of my cheek/jaw bone that is most problematic, but the stock is also perfectly shaped to turn a shoulder into hamburger.