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    A2 flash hider shortening

    10.5" barrel AR15 pistol is just too long with the fill length A2 flash hider and standard length pistol recoil spring tube. Thought being a cheapskate a guy could cut an A2 flash hider down on the lath or a hacksaw for that matter. Basically cut 3/4" or 1" off it. What say you?
    Last edited by oldmann1967; 01-20-2021 at 08:17 PM.

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    Is being “just too long” a personal preference thing or are you wanting to shorten it for some other reason?

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    Buddy wants to carry it with CPL.

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    Shorter devices are available that standard A2’s
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    Thought muzzle devices didn’t count towards oal unless pinned and welded? Measure with it off.
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    Try a Deadfoot Arms modified recoil system. Have a 7.5 barrel and 2.5 recoil tube ar pistol that is 17 7/8 inches oal without muzzle device. A bit pricey but cuts the length nicely. I have envisioned carrying this in a specially designed shoulder rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDG View Post
    Thought muzzle devices didn’t count towards oal unless pinned and welded? Measure with it off.
    You're correct.

    10.5" barrels with most standard carbine buffer tubes come in at 25.75" in their shortest operable length. There's no need to cut anything down, not to mention it would look terrible.

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    LWRC has a shorter open flash hider $30.

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    Detachable accessories (like a muzzle device) do not count towards the 26" length measurement. Standard length buffer tube and 10.5 barrel normally comes in at just under 26"
    If you cut off that much of the flash hider then there is not enough left to do anything to the flash. Might just as well use a thread protector instead. The 556 fireball will be really impressive in that configuration. If you want to know before modifying anything just remove the flash hider and try it.

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