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Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7954268
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: Torsion spring recoil system for the forend of a firearm
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 2:48:50 PM
Issue Date: 6/7/2011
Filed Date: 11/3/2008
Serial #: 2/263,656
Assignee Name: Blackhawk Industries Product Group Unlimited LLC (Norfolk, VA)
Inventor(s): Bentley, James K.
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Lab Name: U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
Location: RDAR-EIB
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Contact: Contact Lab About This Patent
A recoil reduction system for use with firearms. The recoil reduction system includes a cam coupled with a torsion spring which can provide resistance to a sliding member of a firearm, thus reducing recoil. The torsion spring and cam can be used as part of a recoil reduction system that is installed in a handgrip or in a forend. Accessories may be attached to the recoil reduction mechanism in order to gain the benefits of recoil reduction.
What is claimed is:

1. A recoil reduction system comprising: a handgrip member having a top end, bottom end, and a chamber that extends within the handgrip member, wherein a track is formed in the top end of the handgrip member; a sliding member that is slidably connected to the track; and a recoil reduction mechanism mounted within the chamber, the recoil reduction mechanism comprising a cam, the cam including a pivot aperture, and a torsion spring having at least one coil and being connected to the cam by a pivot pin that is positioned within the at least one coil of the torsion spring and within the pivot aperture of the cam, wherein the recoil reduction mechanism is configured to oppose sliding by the sliding member in at least one direction.

2. The recoil reduction system of claim 1, wherein the sliding member is a rail.

3. The recoil reduction system of claim 1, wherein the recoil reduction system is mounted to a firearm.

4. The recoil red . . . . More