Just for shits and grins, I'm going to Form 1 the 556P in my safe that hasn't seen the light of day for years.
Can anyone tell me the ins and outs of suppressing one? I don't have any piston guns that have suppressors at the moment, and the AK-104 that eventually will is going to be at the smith for a mighty long while.
I'll probably be throwing a Sandman K on there when I get it. What should I look out for with that on a 556P?
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Originally posted by Oat_Action_Man: I'll probably be throwing a Sandman K on there when I get it. What should I look out for with that on a 556P?
with a compact can, like the sandman K. i dont think you will need to do much. i have a rugged micro 30 that ive used on a 556p/SBR with either the long or short config works ok. it's definitely harder on the gun. i have a custom gas valve on it that helps, but it is not a huge difference. i havent tried a longer 556 specific can myself. i figure a more restrictive can might need the valve more, cant say.
no issues though.
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The 556P was my first SBR, definitely worth the time and money to get a stock on it. I put one magazine through with my Griffin Paladin mounted and it definitely pushed gas through the upper/lower seams. I enjoy shooting it but not very much with a can.
I can reinforce what Creeping_Death said. Without a valve, they are hard on themselves, and can be gassy from the receiver seams. I had a huge gas problem with one of mine due to the quad-rail handguard as well.
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