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Colt-45
12-16-2011, 11:17 PM
I just purchased a Colt 14.5" SOCOM barrel(I've got an AR pistol lower, barrel is not illegal to posses). I've decided to pin a Vltor flash hider to it. Will it be 16" OAL?

I read somewhere that 14.5" barrel plus A2 flashhider is not 16" OAL?:shrug: this has gotten me confused. Which should I go for? the VC-A1 or the VC-A2?

sixzulu
12-17-2011, 12:27 AM
http://www.vltor.com/flash-hiders-gallery.html

You'll need the VC1, which is extended specifically for 14.5" barrels to meet 16". The VCA1 and VCA2 look to be the same length as a standard A2 birdcage, which only comes out to ~15.8" OAL

Seesm
12-17-2011, 12:41 AM
On a pistol lower you hav to LESS THEN 16 inch... The std A2 flash hider will NOT bring it to the 16 btw... (it will be close) YOU wil maybe 1/4 under.

AlliedArmory
12-17-2011, 12:44 AM
You will need one of those either models sixzulu mentioned to meet the 16" barrel length.

You are correct that the 14.5' barrel + A2 is not long enough. 14.7' would have been though.

Colt-45
12-17-2011, 1:19 AM
http://www.vltor.com/flash-hiders-gallery.html

You'll need the VC1, which is extended specifically for 14.5" barrels to meet 16". The VCA1 and VCA2 look to be the same length as a standard A2 birdcage, which only comes out to ~15.8" OAL


Ok, so I'll get the VC-1. Thanks for your help guys, I almost made the wrong purchase :eek:

On a pistol lower you hav to LESS THEN 16 inch... The std A2 flash hider will NOT bring it to the 16 btw... (it will be close) YOU wil maybe 1/4 under.

I don't intend to put the 14.5" on an AR pistol lower, that would look weird. Just mentioned I have an AR pistol lower because if I didn't own one, possesing a 14.5 barrel would be a big no no.

dieselpower
12-17-2011, 6:01 AM
and then permanently attach it as per BATFE guidelines. You can not just screw it on and think its legal.

Colt-45
12-17-2011, 10:52 AM
and then permanently attach it as per BATFE guidelines. You can not just screw it on and think its legal.


I've decided to ****pin**** a Vltor flash hider to it. Will it be 16" OAL?

Yes sir. That was my intention all along.