Friend of the blog Joe filmed and put out this comparison between the (gas) suppression of an IWI Galil Ace and an LMT MRP AR15 (more info on each gun below). Interesting results. Make sure to give Joes channel a follow.
From the video description: IWI Galil Ace Gen 1 5.56 (8.3in) -KNS adjustable piston -Rex MG7 .224 suppressor
LMT MRP 5.56 (10.5in) -Carbine length gas -Dead Air Nomad 30
Below is a comparison table of 19 different industry optics magnifiers. Specifically the add-on type that can be flipped-to-side when not needed. From the expensive to the … less expensive. I can’t claim credit for any of the research here. I was given this chart by someone who got it off of the Light-Fighter Manifesto discord server. Just passing it along. I am sure someone out there needs this.
T.Rex Arms produced this amazing 30 minute video about not just the AR-15 but rather an entire abridged history of the development of “militarize” firearms. Those who oppose civilian ownership of any weapons that may or might be used by military personnel are likely not being truthful (or perhaps are completely ignorant) regarding the history precedent of the subject. The production quality here is off the scale. A big thumbs up from 30MC (I have watched it three times). If I have convinced you to give the video a shot then please budget the time to watch it all the way through.
It just so happens that I was working on a write-up that was basically along the same lines as this video. As there is no way I could say things better I will most likely be pivoting that write-up to tackle a different angle of the argument. Stay tuned for that.
The boy are at it again. Joe and Geoff put on the white lab coats and do science. Don’t forget to subscribe to their YouTube channel.
From the video: A little back to back audio comparison between a 6.75in Sig MCX with the SRD762Ti-QD suppressor and an Aero Precision build with the 7in Q Honey Badger barrel and the Q Thunder Chicken suppressor. Ammo for both guns was Hornady Black 208gr subsonic. As you can see, the Q build did not like this particular ammo with the current gas setting. This was the first time running this ammo and the first time I’ve ever had gassing issues with the Q setup.