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Posted: 6/3/2015 6:42:49 AM EDT
So I am new to the suppressor game, and I have an AAC Ti- Rant 45 that I use on my MARK 23. The directions say to tighten until it is hand tight. How tight do a I need to make it? Hand tight is pretty subjective.
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 7:05:41 AM EDT
Don't use a wrench on it...lol I hand tighten till pretty snug
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 8:20:55 AM EDT
hand tight - tighten it as hard as you can with your hands only
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 8:46:27 AM EDT
If everything goes red and you wake up on the floor, that was too tight.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 1:13:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2015 1:18:17 PM EDT by 12_gauge]
Originally Posted By Icopy:
So I am new to the suppressor game, and I have an AAC Ti- Rant 45 that I use on my MARK 23. The directions say to tighten until it is hand tight. How tight do a I need to make it? Hand tight is pretty subjective.
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Roughly 8nm of torque for a very strong person with very good grip (think motorcycle riders, mechanics, etc.) and around 5-7nm for the normal fit, male populace.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 1:22:00 PM EDT
Hand-tight is a term meaning one hand-pound of force. Vs. One foot-pound. Get it? Hand-pound?
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 1:57:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Icopy:
So I am new to the suppressor game, and I have an AAC Ti- Rant 45 that I use on my MARK 23. The directions say to tighten until it is hand tight. How tight do a I need to make it? Hand tight is pretty subjective.
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...about as tight as an average person can get something by using their foot to tighten it
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:28:44 PM EDT
I think of it as the same force as you'd use to open most pickle jars, only tightening. As the Germans say, "guttentite".

Best of luck, and I sure hope you don't ever have a launch event.

MHO, YMMV, etc.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 9:19:51 PM EDT
Use a finger and your thumb to tighten it down. If it pops when trying to remove it it was tight enough
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