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BlessTheUSA

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I dont see much online pertaining to light mounts for suppressors.  What gives?  Are suppressors not rigid enough to hold a light and still remain coaxial with the barrel?

The assummed problem with mounting a light with a flood lens behind the suppressor is the suppressor will create something like a 135 degree (guesstimating) blind spot (no light) opposite the side on which the light is mounted. 

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 Depending on how much you shoot, suppressors get hot. Very very hot. It’s the same reason you don’t generally have light mounts that attach directly to a barrel. You’ll cook your light and burn your hand trying to actuate it. 

 There are other reasons this is a bad idea,  but this is what I would say is the primary one. 

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Yeah, I came here simply to say this:

If it isn't something that is being done, it is probably for really, really good reason.

I mean, you could do something awesome like an SBR with longer hand-guard that envelopes the suppressor. I mean, that's the right way to do it:)

EDIT: MAYBE NOT, I THOUGHT DOING SO WASH KOSHER BUT MAYBE IT ISN'T.

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1 hour ago, GlockSpock said:

Yeah, I came here simply to say this:

If it isn't something that is being done, it is probably for really, really good reason.

I mean, you could do something awesome like an SBR with longer hand-guard that envelopes the suppressor. I mean, that's the right way to do it:)

One small caveat. Just because somebody is doing it, doesn’t mean that it’s something that should be done. 

Today I discovered that there is one company that is doing it. They have a suppressor with a rail welded to the bottom. This is dumb. Very very dumb. 

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1 hour ago, GlockSpock said:

Yeah, I came here simply to say this:

If it isn't something that is being done, it is probably for really, really good reason.

I mean, you could do something awesome like an SBR with longer hand-guard that envelopes the suppressor. I mean, that's the right way to do it:)

NO! 

NO, NO, NO!  

Do not tuck a centerfire rifle can under a handguard.   At least not if you intend to keep your hands.  I've seen more than one broken because of a silencer issue.  


 

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1 hour ago, GlockSpock said:

I mean, you could do something awesome like an SBR with longer hand-guard that envelopes the suppressor. I mean, that's the right way to do it:)

 

12 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

Do not tuck a centerfire rifle can under a handguard.   At least not if you intend to keep your hands.

You mean like this?

isr_milspec_webimage_l.jpg

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6 minutes ago, MP5_Rizzo said:

 

You mean like this?

isr_milspec_webimage_l.jpg

 

 

Yes, except that's different twice.   First, its integral.  Its not coming off.   Secondly, its 300blk only to my knowledge, which is much lower pressure and less likely to have the same issues.  

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3 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

Yes, except that's different twice.   First, its integral.  Its not coming off.   Secondly, its 300blk only to my knowledge, which is much lower pressure and less likely to have the same issues.  

I agree on the 300 Blk part.  I've seen some set up like this and were not integral. 

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Ugh...sorry guys. I have very limited experience with suppressors. I thought doing what I suggested above was common? Only for pistol calibers and maybe .300 AAC Blackout?

What's the deal? Having something clog the suppressor and it explode next to your hand? Or heat? Or something else?

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