I'm new to airsoft and I just got my G&P magpul AR gbb two days ago, and today when I opened up my gun to check the type of the bolt, I found my buffer lock is broken. I don't know when and why it broke but it seems I can still shoot without it and I don't understand the functionality of this thing except for holding off the buffer when I open up the gun. So I'm just wondering if I'll damage my gun by shooting without it and why? Thanks a lot!
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2014 1:18:30 GMT -5 by vadupleix
I have a KJW m4 GBBR and I've had a failure on the buffer lock once. It really didn't affect the performance negatively but I still fixed it.
From what I can see, the main purpose for that is so that the contents of the buffer tube doesn't fly out when you open the gun up. That's how I discovered the problem in the first place was when everything shot out when I opened the gun up. That can be annoying if you are trying to do any fixes in the middle of a game or are swapping bolts out but if you don't have to do that, it shouldn't affect the performance too much. It might push your bolt forward a little more than its supposed to so maybe eventually you'll have an issue that way.