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Posted: 1/15/2015 3:15:25 AM EST
Seems like all the silencerco/AAC, etc suppressors are easy to find dealers for... but is there a go to for KAC suppressors at a decent price?

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:44:43 PM EST
Oakland Tactical in Michigan carries KAC suppressors. They run around $1,400 depending on the model.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:00:53 AM EST
... and worth about half that. Everything that KAC puts out is good stuff but twice as expensive as it should be.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:10:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BadgerArms:
... and worth about half that. Everything that KAC puts out is good stuff but twice as expensive as it should be.
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Preach it. KAC might be the most over priced, over hyped stuff on the market. They got a few military contracts and it went to their noggin and all the couch commandos gotta have that contract equipment.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:58:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Smithy:

Preach it. KAC might be the most over priced, over hyped stuff on the market. They got a few military contracts and it went to their noggin and all the couch commandos gotta have that contract equipment.
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Originally Posted By BadgerArms:
... and worth about half that. Everything that KAC puts out is good stuff but twice as expensive as it should be.

Preach it. KAC might be the most over priced, over hyped stuff on the market. They got a few military contracts and it went to their noggin and all the couch commandos gotta have that contract equipment.


The SR15 and SR25ECC are great firearms, but their suppressor technology is lacking. Reed Knight even admitted as much several years ago per some quotes I have seen repeatedly posted without rebuttal. Go with a SiCo or other modern can.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:36:11 AM EST
Any chance people have done tests comparing them?

I figured they're more expensive due to possibly increased durability.

On the videos, it shows that the KAC QDC cans can just twist on and off the SR15 rifles. Is that also possible with non KAC suppressors on a SR15?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:17:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By Johnson184:
Seems like all the silencerco/AAC, etc suppressors are easy to find dealers for... but is there a go to for KAC suppressors at a decent price?

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That's adorable!! You must be new to suppressors, so I'll fill you in...over priced, heavy, out dated designs, but built to survive anything. There are much better choices, that are cheaper and suppress better out there.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:45:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ronnl001:


The SR15 and SR25ECC are great firearms, but their suppressor technology is lacking. Reed Knight even admitted as much several years ago per some quotes I have seen repeatedly posted without rebuttal. Go with a SiCo or other modern can.
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Originally Posted By Smithy:
Originally Posted By BadgerArms:
... and worth about half that. Everything that KAC puts out is good stuff but twice as expensive as it should be.

Preach it. KAC might be the most over priced, over hyped stuff on the market. They got a few military contracts and it went to their noggin and all the couch commandos gotta have that contract equipment.


The SR15 and SR25ECC are great firearms, but their suppressor technology is lacking. Reed Knight even admitted as much several years ago per some quotes I have seen repeatedly posted without rebuttal. Go with a SiCo or other modern can.


That.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:54:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Johnson184:
I figured they're more expensive due to possibly increased durability.
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Okay, no. KAC makes good stuff, but so does Midwest Industries, Troy, Noveske, Samson, etc as far as rail systems. KAC is so far behind the competition in terms of design that I wonder if they're even trying anymore. KAC is REALLY good at patenting and convincing the government to pay for their things. Performance? Who would pay two or three times what you can get an AAC, Gemtech, or SiCo can for? Bowers. Griffin. Rugged. Dead Air. Liberty. I'm listing cans that are cheaper and at least equal in quality and durability. When you buy KAC, imagine similar quality, lesser performance, and double the price.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:14:30 PM EST
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You guys are comparing newer cans to older KAC cans like the NT4. If you compared their newer line of QDC cans they are on par with everyone else as far as weight and price. I doubt many of you can comment on their performance since they are still relatively obscure or you admittedly wouldn't purchase one anyway.

ETA: Surefire 556 RC is 17oz on sale at SS for $1175

KAC QDC is 18 oz for $1298

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:29:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tac45:
You guys are comparing newer cans to older KAC cans like the NT4. If you compared their newer line of QDC cans they are on par with everyone else as far as weight and price. I doubt many of you can comment on their performance since they are still relatively obscure or you admittedly wouldn't purchase one anyway.

ETA: Surefire 556 RC is 17oz on sale at SS for $1175

KAC QDC is 18 oz for $1298

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I'd personally go M42k @ $599 and call it a day.. Just me though..
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:12:04 PM EST
Sometimes you just have to buy what you like. Knights SD



It's on the very left



Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:30:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tac45:
You guys are comparing newer cans to older KAC cans like the NT4. If you compared their newer line of QDC cans they are on par with everyone else as far as weight and price. I doubt many of you can comment on their performance since they are still relatively obscure or you admittedly wouldn't purchase one anyway.

ETA: Surefire 556 RC is 17oz on sale at SS for $1175

KAC QDC is 18 oz for $1298

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Just my opinion but, I think Surefire is a borderline ripoff as well and for the most part KAC exceeds their prices. There are just better cans in every measurable way that are also cheaper than either SF or KAC. I guess there are reasons some want them but it's definitely not size/weight/suppression/durability (yes, that)/customer service because there are options that have them beat on all those. It's military contracts, let's be real.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:17:02 PM EST
Dumb question... but I know the KAC QDC cans are able to quickly attach and detach from their SR15 rifles... can you do this with the AAC/SilencerCo offerings?
And would you guys recommend a short 4-5" suppressor or a ~6.5" full length suppressor for a 11.5" SBR?
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