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Posted: 1/18/2015 10:16:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 10:55:26 PM EST by Herzo]
What is the purpose/advantage of a 11.5" barrel with a pinned 5.5" flash hider over a 14.5" pinned barrel assy?

Just curious.

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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:26:35 PM EST
Nothing.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:26:53 PM EST
IMO the main reason they sell them is for folks that want a legal length XM177 clone.

I cannot think of a single advantage of a pinned 10.5" over a pinned 14.5".
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:27:22 PM EST
Retro look without a stamp.
That's it.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:28:24 PM EST
It has to be an 11.5" + the 5.5" FH. You have to account for the threaded part(overlap). So the 10.5" will be too short.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:47:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Retro look without a stamp.That's it.
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This, and only this.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:50:39 PM EST
None, and they look retarded.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:50:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 1:51:19 AM EST by criio1]
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Originally Posted By pointman12:
None, and they look retarded.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:49:27 PM EST
While it may be specious - I've heard the "argument" made that you could/would build and use an 11.5" with a pinned muzzle device so that you could ensure that it would run reliably and that you could train with it and "trust it," and if "SHTF" and rule of law came crashing down, you'd grind the pin(s) out, slap on a flash suppressor, and have a functional 11.5" carbine.

~Augee
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