Flying Suppressor, Missed Coyote

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  1. Brian Shaffer

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    Flying Suppressor, Missed Coyote
    Went hunting and missed a coyote because I had a minor baffle strike (several) as my suppressor launched from my rifle. Consulted Silencerco. They said I probably had the locking mechanism partially engaged when I put the can on the rifle and that kept it from seating properly and so the lock did not engage fully when I tightened it. The baffles are fine, but the mount will be replaced. Here is the event...

     
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    I had a G5 Gemtech 556 do the same thing, got a face full of powder/smoke , suppressors went about 15 feet, I thought the gun blew up, it survived, cleaned it up, re-attached and started shooting.
     
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    Holy Soiled boxers Batman! Glad you're ok, and that it is a minor repair.
     
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  4. Brian Shaffer

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    I was hesitant to share this at first, but come to find out, several folks have responded and told me that they have had similar events happen to them. I know that for Surefire, to get a QD suppressor that is stuck on a rifle, they actually suggest unlocking the mount and shooting it off.

    Yep, it is quite an experience when it happens, LOL.
     
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    Whew! I can imagine several thoughts that could flash through my mind as something like that happened. None of them pleasant. Probably among them would be envisioning a quick trip to Wal-Mart for fresh underwear!

    Glad that you, the rifle, and the suppressor are okay. That coyote must be part cat, and it just used up one of its' nine lives.

    Keep After 'Em!
     
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    Before watching your video, I wondered if you had an Omega. Sure enough...

    This is more common than it should be. A guy on another board had the same thing happen at an indoor range, but they wouldn't let him go down range to get it. He went to pick it up the next day and it was destroyed - someone had shot through the side of it. Hilarity ensued.

    Anyway, this is common enough that they should be warning people about it and doing something to correct it permanently.

    Glad your suppressor is okay.
     
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    Wow! Glad you are ok. That's the kind of stuff you don't think about very often, but when you do, you hope it never happens to you.
     
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    Holy Crap!!! Glad you are okay.
     
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    Me thinks... Thread-on units might be a bit more reliable. I like the idea of the fewest layers of mechanical failure potential.
     
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    Yes. Each mount type has advantages and disadvantages. One must be extra careful with threaded mounting that you don't bugger the threads or cross thread. It can and does happen, unfortunately, but threaded is more secure, I think.
     
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    I use to like the quick attach, but have a few cans and they stay on there own designated rifle, most are threaded. I guess, even on quick detach, you could have the quick attach adapter, still unscrew and reek havoc.
     
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    Reading this reinforces idea that direct thread are better for me.

    I had a "front of suppressor" strike one time, but that was because the suppressor had come loose. I was lucky that the damage was not worse. That was the SPW5.56 a QD mount.

    Also my AAC-Mini comes loose period also a QD mount. Aaron told me the best thing about the AAC-Mini was the mount was solid. Well, I guess either I messed mine up or it is a lemon.

    But those experiences have trained me to check tightness of suppressors continuously.

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    I also thank Frank T. for telling me to use anti-seize paste a while back. And before I got anti-seize, telling me to use heat gun to get stuck suppressors off.

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    So I've gotten better at keeping flying suppressor on and getting stuck suppressors off and minimizing cases of stuck suppressors. All part of the game :)

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    I keep my "day carbine" setup with no suppressor, I figure noisy is ok for the day time. But other than that, I keep suppressors on all other rifles and carbines except when cleaning. So, QD doesn't buy me anything. I do have a pile of "thread protectors" around for when I remove the suppressors for cleaning the guns. And I clean the threads both on the suppressors and on the guns.
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    I want to learn more about this. I wonder if this is my problem with the AAC-Mini ... there are no hints in the instructions about this idea. I will mess with it more after reading these words.
     
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    I witnessed the exact occurrence with a friend's Omega on ASR mount shooting a 300BLK. There was a loud pop and the suppressor flew approx 15 feet. Upon inspection it was undamaged and no baffle strikes were noted. Since I use my Omega on 1 gun primarily I just do direct thread. Glad YOU and your rig are OK.
     
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    Guys I'm about to get on the phone and just get this can process done. Silencer Shop guys are really great.....was leaning on direct thread anyway. I only reach for one gun anyway so plan on leaving it on unless it's time to clean. Downside? Sig SRD DT is way I'm leaning.
     
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    Mr. Wiggy you have a lot of cans! which way you steer for a good blend of value on a 30cal?
     
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    I have a harvester and a sportsman for long distance slow fire and an Omega on the 6.5g(18) stoner for faster fire. Either the harvester or the sportsman (Griffin Arms) is usually on the .300WM(24), the other is a spare and often winds up on the .22LR :) ... I use all those as direct attach but have both the 7.62 and the 5.56 direct thread adapters.
     

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