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Posted: 8/15/2003 9:28:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2003 10:38:11 PM EDT by Lance1775]
Ok my brethren, what would be post-ban legal, a permanently welded flash suppressor or muzzle brake? Does this apply only to muzzle brakes?
Is this all even worth it? Is the cut off stumpy look the simplest/easiest route to go with? Are the pin on/set screw brakes any good or are they just hood ornaments? You tell me.

Link Posted: 8/15/2003 9:55:30 PM EDT
An approved BATF legal post ban brake welded/pinned on, Rock River has a killer new tactical brake (wire cutter notches reminesent of the HK91)I dont like the set screw type, just my 2 cents. I am sure there is an extensive description somewhere on the board, email address and I will get you the new RRA catalog. Robert
Link Posted: 8/15/2003 10:01:05 PM EDT
Had to be an ATF approved brake, and if the bbl uses a common thread (ever used for a flash hider), the brake has to be permanently affixed. Can't use a flash hider on a post-ban, even if on permanently. RRA uses pre-ban bbls, threads on the brake, then blind-pins and welds the brake, then parkerizes ass'y to match. As Robert indicated, the new tac-brake is pretty cool, and works very well. Sluggo
Link Posted: 8/15/2003 10:01:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2003 10:39:54 PM EDT
OK, here's one; does the standard A2 compensator count as a flash hider or a muzzle brake? Would that be legit to weld on?
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 12:49:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 5:48:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2003 5:49:09 AM EDT by AKsRule]
Originally Posted By Troy: The A2 flash supppressor functions a TINY bit like a compensator, but not at all as a muzzle brake, and it is certainly not post-ban legal. Nothing that reduces the flash signature in any substaintal way will be post-ban legal, regardless of attachment, or what people call it. -Troy
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So - Does the BATF REALLY test each MFG.s Muzzle brake or Comp - to see if it reduces flash? [:\]
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 10:59:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 3:58:49 PM EDT
OK who can recite the " method approved by the BATFE " for permanantly attatching a MUZZLE BRAKE? Blind pinned and welded is self explanatory. What about just welding? Is there a formula for the size of the weld? As a side note, a Smith non Vortex set screw brake will stay on reliably if you countersink the areas where the setscrews meet the barrel, and while not billed as a flash hider, they do minimize the flash on an AK, dunno about an AR. Travis F.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 7:12:59 PM EDT
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