Prudent American Technologies Announces Pauldron Recoil Reduction System for Reducing AR and Rifle Recoil Up to 85%

15 July 2021

Prudent American Technologies, a premier USA-based contract manufacturer of highly engineered plastics and precision machined products, is pleased to introduce the Pauldron Recoil Reduction System at the NSSF Range Retailer Business Expo (West Palm Beach, FL). The Pauldron is a ground-breaking family of AR Buffers and Stock Inserts that absorb the majority of recoil, enabling hunters, competitive shooters, and soldiers to perform without shoulder pain.

Co-developed with Knight Technical Solutions (Madison, AL), the patented Pauldron utilizes innovative spring technology to convert recoil into heat energy and actively dissipate both primary and secondary recoil. Two-thirds of the felt recoil is absorbed when the springs open and two-thirds of the remaining energy is absorbed when the spring closes. Recoil is reduced by up to 85%, depending on weapon and caliber configuration. Pre-assembled spring stacks are optimized for weapon classes, which are then put into a form factor that fits the weapon of choice, including AR’s and hollow butt rifles.

“The Pauldron Recoil Reduction System offers shooters a powerful, modern solution for their recoil protection needs,” said Kevin Hambrice, VP Sales and Marketing at Prudent American Technologies. “Recoil pads and muzzle brakes claim recoil reduction but fail to measure up when properly tested. The Pauldron reduces recoil up to 85%, making a shotgun loaded with buck shot feel like a .308, a Remington 700 loaded with a 300 Win Mag feel like a sub .308, and an AR-10 with a .308 feel like an AR-15. This means a shooter will experience better posture and faster sighting because their body no longer feels or anticipates the massive recoil.”

Testing and validation data is available at

Pauldron AR Buffers are designed as drop-in replacements for standard AR-10 buffers in carbine and rifle lengths, with pre-assembled spring stacks optimized for .270, .308, 30-06, and large caliber weapons.

Pauldron Stock Inserts are a drop-in for hollow butt rifles. They are optimized for the most popular calibers, ranging from .308 and its family of ammunition to a shotgun variant.


Pauldron AR Buffers and Stock Inserts are available for purchase at and at select ranges and retailers.

About Knight Technical Solutions, LLC

Knight Technical Solutions (KTS) is a veteran owned and operated company with a long history of service. KTS was founded in Huntsville, Alabama, by two retired Veterans with a passion for applied Science and Technology. The company’s vision is to build a learning family business that is focused on meeting customers’ expectations and supporting our military and civilian communities. With over 50 years of experience, KTS serves and supports our warriors and industries with innovative solutions in such areas as program management, cyber/information systems, R&D, tech transfer, logistics, and physical security. For more information, visit

About Prudent American Technologies, Inc.

Prudent American Technologies, Inc. is a premier American manufacturer of highly engineered plastics and CNC machined metal components. The company delivers high quality solutions for injection molding, assembly, engineering design, product design, process technologies, packaging, and fulfillment. The result of a merger between Molding Solutions, Inc., a thermoplastics contract manufacturer, and Chiptec, LLC, a precision machining contract manufacturer, Prudent American serves customers in the medical, military, aerospace, automotive, firearms, and industrial markets. Prudent American is committed to delivering quality and is certified to ISO 9001:2015, AS9011D, ITAR, ANAB (American National Standards Board), and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards. For more information, visit

Kevin Hambrice, VP Sales and Marketing
Prudent American Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +1 859-756-0057
E-mail: [email protected]

Shari Worthington, PR
Telesian Technology
Tel: +1 508-397-6345
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