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Hi Folks!

I may have an opportunity to pick up a Group Industries 1918A2.  My most local range only allows full auto if it is suppressed.  I do understand the muzzle threads aren't standard, but that should be an easy thing to work around.

How is the BAR as a host for a suppressor?  On the surface, it seems pretty favorable seeing that is has threads & is gas operated with adjustable gas.  Have any of you tried this?  My only hesitation would be if it were a detriment to the gun for obvious reasons.  What are the potential pitfalls?

Thank you!

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I have considered taking one of my spare barrels to use for suppression. Of course my BAR has a QCB so that makes it easier. Its of course 6.5 but a 30 caliber can should work well enough.  The reason I have not done it yet is the muzzle threads and I already use the smallest gas setting on my BAR. I guess I could take one of the spare gas plugs, weld up the gas port and redrill it smaller but its not been high on my list of things to do. My only 30 cal can is Ti so its not a can for heavy duty MG use.

 

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On 2/7/2024 at 6:16 PM, glennp said:

Hi Folks!

I may have an opportunity to pick up a Group Industries 1918A2.  My most local range only allows full auto if it is suppressed.  I do understand the muzzle threads aren't standard, but that should be an easy thing to work around.

How is the BAR as a host for a suppressor?  On the surface, it seems pretty favorable seeing that is has threads & is gas operated with adjustable gas.  Have any of you tried this?  My only hesitation would be if it were a detriment to the gun for obvious reasons.  What are the potential pitfalls?

Thank you!

Good luck with the project. FA fire with rifle cartridges is not well suited for suppressors. And it's still going to be loud. I don't understand the range policy, kinda silly.

I wonder if the back pressure will or could cause issues with the gun.

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