Thursday, September 29, 2011

Putting a silencer on an AK type rifle

We get this question every now and again. Yes, you can put a silencer on an AK . . . however, there are a couple of things you should know.

Part of the magic of the AK type rifles is the reliability. This legendary reliability of the AK is born from loose tolerances. Loose tolerances are not good for silencer hosts.

Most AK type rifles have M14x1LH threads for the flash hider. However, many times there is not a straight line on an AK and these flash hider threads may not be concentric to the bore. With a Flash Hider, this is not going to be as big an issue. Add a silencer to off center threads and you can get end cap or baffle strikes. For this reason we do not make a muzzle device for mounting silencers threaded M14x1LH.

We recommend if you want to add our Flash Hiders and/or Silencers, that you have your barrel threaded concentric to the bore in 1/2″x28tpi. We make a special 1/2×28 threaded Flash Hider with the bore through the flash hider EDMed out to accept a 7.62mm projectile. The 51T version is part number 103216. These Flash Hiders also work well with 6.8Spc rifles threaded 1/2×28 or some lightweight FAL type rifles are also threaded 1/2×28.

The next thing about AK type rifles is they have an open gas system. They bleed gas straight off the barrel and allow supersonic gas to escape into the atmosphere. This supersonic gas causes additional noise. This means that a suppressed AK will not be as quiet as say a DI AR15 type rifle.

The last thing to know is that while suppressed AK type rifles is that while full sized rifles sound “Good”, about 137dB or so, Krink style AK type rifles are just LOUD, even with a silencer. Much like a 7.5” AR15 is never quiet.

posted by JohnHollister at 9:30 am  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The first of the Micro7 Rifles getting ready to fly

Who doesn’t love the smell of a brand new rifle? :)

These are the first of the 300 Blackout Micro7′s getting ready to ship.

posted by JohnHollister at 9:00 am  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

125gr Premier Match

Walking around the Ammo Bay, we have more 125gr Premier Match 300 Blackout back in stock :D

posted by JohnHollister at 9:31 am  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Where do you wear your AAC?

Not real sure what to say about this one . . .

posted by JohnHollister at 2:00 pm  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Making more 16″ uppers

16″ 300BLK barrels going into rifles

posted by JohnHollister at 9:00 am  

Friday, September 23, 2011

“The Farm” has a Facebook page

If you are on Facebook, please stop by “The Farm’s” Facebook page and show us some love.

Gotta have a picture of Remi to go along with this :)

posted by JohnHollister at 2:48 pm  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Death by Burger

We went for Friday lunch today and young Tyler decided to commit suicide by Burger! A hamburger with two Krispy Kreme Donuts for a bun. He’s not going to be grinning so hard later!!

posted by JohnHollister at 2:04 pm  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

220gr Ammo

For similar shots of other types of ammunition, you can click on this LINK

posted by JohnHollister at 5:20 pm  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why the Prodigy is take apart

This is going to be a bit graphic and may not be for the weak of spirit . . .

We got a Prodigy in because the owner, a Firearms Instructor who uses his Prodigy very often to introduce new shooters to firearms (removing all the scary noise and recoil), could not disassemble the Prodigy. He had not been able to get it open for some time and brought it in for us to “Un-stick”. The damage done to the end of the core was our doing and in a second you will see why.

When we did manage to get the core out of the tube Lead flew from the core as it escaped. You can see the amount of built up Crud cements it’s self when it comes to Rimfire silencers. This is not the case with Centerfire Rifle and Centerfire Handgun.

This sludge is made up of mainly Lead, but also fillers, unburnt powder and other residue.

A few notes for folks that own Take apart silencers. When you shoot them at the range, before you leave, simply open the endcap/core a turn or so to break it free before it cools.

Even with this amount of crud inside the core, once the core was unscrewed, the filled core pulled easily from the tube.

Once I had photos I simply tapped the core on the wood table and all of the buildup fell to the napkin.

I was able to get a little over an ounce of Lead out of the core

If you look at the middle chambers, I simply brushed them with a nylon brush and the residue simply fell loose from the core.

We get folks that email and call about cleaning their rimfire baffles/core. Understand that you don’t have to scrub them spotless (and strip the protective Hard Coat Anodizing) or use caustic chemicals that create hazardous brews to get your silencer back to sounding great. In fact slightly “dirty” silencers are quieter than “spotless” ones.

posted by JohnHollister at 11:35 am  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Walther P22 and Sig Mosquito Adaptors

We get questions about the Walther P22 and Sig Mosquito Adaptors. Both pistols have a cap on the end of the barrels. You simply screw off the cap with the tool provided with the pistol and add the adaptor.

Here are a couple of pictures to illustrate the process.



posted by JohnHollister at 8:19 pm  
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