I got TEN 1911 buffers for $5.99 plus shipping-$11.99 total vs. one for $14.95 (buffer technologies) plus shipping that you need to sand to get to fit. Just installed rear one and not installing on one gas port. The ones I got are just under 1/8" thick. Put stock one in, as is, and sanded one down to 1/16th inch to replace if stock item thickness causes any cycling problems. Will know more tomorrow after range trip.
Waiting on my harris HBRM 6-9" adjustable leg bipod and stud swivel backing plate harris #2 adapter. Got the #14 adapter but don't want to install on gas block for many issues; 1st- bulky, 2nd- read acuracy issues 3rd- just one more thing to worry about loosending up. Like the fac that once installed, can easily remove bipod and use my sling with the QD swivels and it also works with bipod on.
Also ordered the wheeler engineering scope mounting kit to lap the ruger rings for a perfect fit for my leupold VX-2 3-9x/40mm scope. Prefit the scope and it os perfect with the rings that came with the mini- enough clearance for the front lens to clear by 1/8"-1/4".
Next mod is adding a mo-reaper sight/muzzle break combo if it will fit the mini 581 series. If not, the scope it is and oem sights. With the new tapered barrel, not sure if it even worth adding the barrel stabilizing strut as I've read it tha accuracy improvement is minimal.
Originally Posted by Neurotic Hapi Snak
Why pay $10-15 for a single Mini-14 buffer when you can get 6-8 1911 bufers for $10-12, plus they work better and you can use them on your 1911