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Offline ArmedTexan

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Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« on: January 21, 2016, 10:05:07 PM »
My New Years resolution was to focus on upgrading or perfecting the guns that I already own. This leads me into thinking about a suppressor for my AR-15. My question is, which would be better, a thread on suppressor or a quick detach suppressor?

I have noticed that radical firearms builds and sales thread on 5.56 suppressors for $400. Just sounds too good to be true? Is it worth it?
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Re: Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 10:25:09 PM »
At the end of last year there were a few advertised for less than that.  If you look at what's actually in them, it's a $3-5 tube, some washers made of rubber or metal, a spacer, and a nice paint job.   You're paying for the engineering, but if you think 'car muffler', we're not talking rocket science.  And you can find DIY plans on the internet.

Yea, they can make a nice profit at $400.

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Re: Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 11:02:24 AM »
I prefer quick detach.  That way you can put the muzzle devices on all your ARs and still easily swap the can around if you want.  If you're making a dedicated gun then it doesn't matter. 

I paid $1k for mine.  I'll pay that again for the next one.  I've seen some of the cheap ones (not saying that's what Radical Firearms are, I have no experience with them specifically).  I'm willing to pay for a warranty and a quality piece from a reputable manufacturer for something like this.  Actually, that's kind of my position on most stuff......................
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Re: Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 09:26:24 AM »
I'm willing to pay for a warranty and a quality piece from a reputable manufacturer for something like this.  Actually, that's kind of my position on most stuff......................

Especially when you can't just exchange it if it breaks. Suppressors being NFA items and all...
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Re: Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 07:35:39 PM »
I prefer direct threaded suppressors as I really hate muzzle brakes and flash hiders on my barrels. I have a SilencerCo Spectre II rimfire can and a Thunderbeast and Mack Brothers .30 caliber cans for my centerfire rifles.

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Re: Thread on or quick detach suppressors?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 07:37:12 PM »
Just my 2 cents but I'm not a fan of either method. The qd's on for my Phantom 308 essentially add 2-2.5 inches oal and are not supposed to be thread locked. So when I shoot dirty ammo or run too many rounds through it, it locks itself to my qd's, those in turn unscrew when I'm trying to remove the suppressor via qd. More than once I've had to put my can in a vice to unscrew my qd's. As for thread on, I'm too rough on my rifles and don't want to worry about boggering up my threads. So until they come up with something better I'll be running qd's but I won't be happy about it. Haha