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Solidux
04-18-2012, 10:16 PM
If I were to purchase a 14.5" upper:

I would have to leave it at the store until I get a 1.5" muzzle device (must be pinned and welded?)

or

have it on a pistol lower?

Is it possible/legal to pin/weld a faux can to a 14.5" upper?

Example :

http://www.riflegear.com/p-1178-riflegear-145-midlength-chf-vtac-alpha-upper.aspx

+

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=44890/Product/FAKE-SUPPRESSOR

joelogic
04-18-2012, 10:27 PM
Yes and yes but the fake can you linked to fits flush with the barrel tip. You would need one that adds length. IMHO, best to stick with a muzzle brake like the BC 1.5

jokat989
04-18-2012, 10:28 PM
alot of the 14.5 uppers you see come from the stores with pined devices

paratroop
04-18-2012, 10:29 PM
unless you already have a pistol lower, you shouldnt take possesion of a barrel less than 16". If you talk to riflegear directly the y may be able to attach a fake suppressor for you. Although that seems to be a little overkill just for looks

Solidux
04-18-2012, 10:39 PM
yea, ill pass on the fake can. I just didnt want any range masters to go crazy on me and measure my barrel if they think its like 15.9"

cal3gunner
04-19-2012, 12:02 AM
,,,

jbush
04-19-2012, 2:55 AM
I believe a 1.5 device on 14.5 barrel comes up short because of the threads. Just watch what you use.

Army
04-19-2012, 8:04 AM
I believe a 1.5 device on 14.5 barrel comes up short because of the threads. Just watch what you use.
Correct. The measurement is from the muzzle, but screwing on a 1.5" device would leave you close to .5" short, since the threaded area is roughly .5" long.

The faux suppresser pinned and welded will work. I use GoGun brakes on my rifles, since they are close to 3" long and easily keep me legal. That, and they are evil, ugly things :43:

Solidux
04-19-2012, 9:38 AM
http://gogunusa.com/riflebrakes.html

Was looking this up. Any cons do it? I saw the video where he shoots with a cup of beer on the handguards and it doesnt spill. Pretty amazing.

Army
04-19-2012, 7:40 PM
http://gogunusa.com/riflebrakes.html

Was looking this up. Any cons do it? I saw the video where he shoots with a cup of beer on the handguards and it doesnt spill. Pretty amazing.
Nope, no cons. Works very well as a comp. It's larger than most brakes/comps, so adds a little weight right on the muzzle. The points are not sharp, so no worry about stabbing cases or gun rugs...or people :)