I just sold a bunch of stuff and parted out my long range precision build. I am down to only 3 essential ARs: 9mm A2 SBR (SU-WEE-TAH!), M16A1 clone and a clean-looking Bushmaster M4-gery. Now, since I am getting into silencers, I want to start a new SBR: A1 upper, with superlight 11-inch barrel and a special new phantom flash hider for the AAC M4-2000 silencer. Does this kinda make sense for a suppressed carbine?
Any ideas on where to get such a barrel?
I heard there may be reliability issues with a shorter barrel. Can anyone comment on that?
Perhaps someone could post a pic of their suppressed 11-inch setup? I would love to steal some of the ideas!
Unless you already have the A1 upper , why not a Flattop? - more versatile.
I would rethink the Superlight , with a shorty you're not saving much weight, and
heat transfer/stiffness is better with a heavier barrel.
Lot of posts here with 10.5" SBRs , even FA guns - you will get some back pressure
with a suppressor , so should be reliable cycling.
Model 1 sales has E. R. Shaw 7.5" - 10.25" and 11.5" barrels - plain or chrome lined.
edit - I have a 7.5" AR pistol BTW , functions great - just need the correct size gas port.