What’s Wrong With This Picture? by Dan Zimmerman | Mar 08, 2017 | 61 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Click this Instagram post for details. comments Esoteric Inanity says: March 8, 2017 at 15:40 Helluva a muzzle brake there. It left quite the impression. Reply Mark N. says: March 8, 2017 at 18:46 Perfect.Just the right understatement. Reply moreover says: March 8, 2017 at 15:40 lol, Reply pwrserge says: March 8, 2017 at 15:41 Don’t worry bro… It’s all good. I know it’s an SBR, but we’ll get you a rifle length handguard so you can C-Clamp the shit out of that sucker. Oh… Wait… Reply Geoff PR says: March 8, 2017 at 18:16 It would have worked just fine, had he had his support hand wrapped around the end of the handguard to keep it from being bent out. (The dumbass is *strong* in that gun owner…) Reply Rokurota says: March 8, 2017 at 20:03 Immediately thought of this: Reply Vhyrus says: March 8, 2017 at 15:42 Duh, isn’t it obvious? He’s still using keymod! Come on buddy that is SOOOO last year! Reply Doktor says: March 8, 2017 at 20:00 +1 Reply Mmmtacos says: March 8, 2017 at 15:44 Ensure your muzzle device does not have any exhaust ports located within the handguard. With the exception of muzzle devices that blast entirely forward (like the Noveske Flaming Pig) it’s better if your barrel’s crown entirely clears your handguard. Even the aforementioned forward blasting devices need to clear the handguard as well. Reply The Gray Poseur says: March 8, 2017 at 21:23 Next you’re going to tell us to look east to see the sun rise. Do you loosen up after a couple of beers? Reply Big Bill says: March 9, 2017 at 09:16 Let’s not judge. This may be after a few beers. Reply Ebby123 says: March 8, 2017 at 15:44 Its rare to encounter such a vivid example of natural selection at work among firearms. Reply Curtis in IL says: March 8, 2017 at 15:44 I hope his rear sight has enough elevation adjustment to account for that. I’ll never really understand people who, after they realize they have done something stupid, post the aftermath online so the world can see how stupid they are. Reply Vhyrus says: March 8, 2017 at 15:48 Your day is already wrecked. Might as well get a laugh out of it. Reply Rattlerjake says: March 9, 2017 at 22:00 Nah! All this will do is bring out a dozen more duds who will do the same thing just to see if it is for real! Reply Big Bill says: March 9, 2017 at 09:19 If no one is hurt (well, except for yourself), it might serve as a lesson to others. Hell, sometimes I think *I* serve as a lesson to others. Reply BLoving says: March 8, 2017 at 15:49 Exactly nothing. Worked as intended. Reply Badwolf says: March 8, 2017 at 20:43 +1 It worked/failed as expected Reply Me says: March 8, 2017 at 15:57 Where do I find a handguard JUST LIKE THAT? Reply Big Bill says: March 9, 2017 at 09:19 I know where there might be one for sale… Reply mach37 says: March 9, 2017 at 15:13 You have to make it yourself. Reply BDub says: March 8, 2017 at 15:59 Somebody has never heard of cutting metal with explosives…..or physics. Reply Cloudbuster says: March 8, 2017 at 18:45 Rosie O’Donnell informs me that fire can’t melt steel! Reply Rattlerjake says: March 9, 2017 at 22:01 It didn’t melt! Reply LarryinTX says: March 8, 2017 at 15:59 Absolutely priceless! Lots of comments, there, about the muzzle “break”, and for once the name is correct! Sure broke that sucker! Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: March 8, 2017 at 15:59 Sigh. Now you know why I don’t work on too many AR’s. Reply Alex Waits says: March 8, 2017 at 16:10 Looks cool. Reply Joe R. says: March 8, 2017 at 16:14 That’s a football bat. Gunsmith needs a whoopin’. Reply Bugman says: March 8, 2017 at 17:23 Tennis cleats Reply kenneth says: March 8, 2017 at 18:16 Probably did it himself. Waited forever for his SBR paperwork and couldn’t wait to have a professional put it together. Its only an AR after all. Don’t need a barrel vise or an action wrench or nothin’. All you need is a barrel tool and a torque wrench. Plus the respect that a 60K PSI gas blast deserves, which many don’t have. Its only air, I didn’t think it could hurt metal(they will say after…). Reply JasonM says: March 8, 2017 at 18:33 It doesn’t take a whole lot of skill to assemble an AR from parts. It’s like LEGOs for adults. It does, however, take some common sense to not put the dangerous high pressure, high temperature gasses inside the handguard. I’d never have expected it to burst like that. I’d have expected someone to slide the support hand too far forward and lose some fingers…or a whole hand. Reply Joe R. says: March 9, 2017 at 09:49 Definitely recommend: https://geissele.com/ar15-m4-armorer-s-package.html Or equivalent. Reply Reef Blastbody says: March 8, 2017 at 16:15 Couldn’t/wouldn’t pay the Popular Tax for a Warsport LVOA rail. Reply Pseudo says: March 8, 2017 at 16:16 Dunno what you guys are talking about. Handguard was obviously designed like that to help disrupt miraging off the barrel. Also, operator expanded the (so restrictive) keymod system to work with a wider variety of shapes and sizes. Additionally, the curved lines help break up the outline of the weapon system when operating particularly tactically to help avoid detection. This must be right before they applied the digital cerakote. Reply Tom in Oregon says: March 8, 2017 at 16:24 Laughed more at your explanation than the photo! Reply pieslapper says: March 8, 2017 at 16:28 Too much derp? Reply Specialist38 says: March 8, 2017 at 16:33 Blowed up! Blowed up real good! Reply Michael in GA says: March 8, 2017 at 17:11 Nothing is wrong with the picture. The subject is pretty fucked up though. Reply K Maiden says: March 8, 2017 at 17:39 Hope no was hurt. Some people are just dumb. Reply frosty45 says: March 8, 2017 at 17:43 OAF Reply Will says: March 8, 2017 at 18:30 So, let me get this straight. This person *knew* they needed to mount their *plastic* MBUS back a little further to protect it from the blast, but had no inkling that the blast wave might be a bad idea for the rail too? Derp. Reply Ironhead says: March 8, 2017 at 19:56 Remove the brake and put a different flash hider on it. Get some blanks and you would have a very effective tennis ball launcher. Reply tsbhoa.p.jr says: March 8, 2017 at 20:28 it’s snowing in texas? right? Reply Mike Betts says: March 8, 2017 at 20:32 That’s the finest recoil attenuator that I have EVER seen. Reply Tex300BLK says: March 8, 2017 at 21:10 When you want to rock that barrel recessed under the handguard look on your SBR but you are waiting on HPA to pass and don’t have a can yet. Reply BLAMMO says: March 8, 2017 at 21:14 Oh, … well, there’s yer problem. Reply James69 says: March 8, 2017 at 21:39 Damm that 3D printer. Reply HP says: March 8, 2017 at 21:43 Now come’on, I’m a novice with AR’s, but even I know that’s a bad idea. Reply Chris says: March 8, 2017 at 22:36 Well, if he just couldn’t wait to shoot it, he should’ve used a linear comp while waiting for that suppressor. Dumb. Reply Tex300BLK says: March 9, 2017 at 09:48 Good advice, but 10 bucks says this thing is also wearing a pistol brace and a suppressor was never in the cards to begin with. Reply Kaban says: March 9, 2017 at 01:42 Nothing is wrong with custom-made handguard, made essentially for free 🙂 A few drops of fluorescent green paint will make it even more AvP-themed, though. Reply Abc123 says: March 9, 2017 at 05:32 There’s nothing wrong with this picture. This is that absolutely predictable outcome of a stupid idea. Reply jwm says: March 9, 2017 at 08:19 He just designed a wanker rail for a blunderbus. Reply Matt in Oklahoma says: March 9, 2017 at 08:39 But but but the tacticool bearded and tatted operators on the forum said……. And then the guy who was almost a Navy Seal one time gun shamed me at the class and said…….. And then the youtube guru said in order to get my arm the most medically correct position I needed………. So then I decided to one up everyone else so they would be impressed and ………. Reply Kap says: March 9, 2017 at 09:10 come on give the guy a break, the extra long hand guard is so they can stand it upright in the dirt so the barrel don’t get plugged. LOL Reply lolwut says: March 9, 2017 at 09:51 Dumbest fad to come out in the gun community in a while. That and the tac sac. Reply Michael in GA says: March 9, 2017 at 11:09 I thought this was the dumbest thing: https://monstrumtactical.com/products/picatinny-to-keymod-rail-adaptor?variant=32156746243 Reply Jeff in SoCal says: March 9, 2017 at 12:02 You made my day. Reply mark s. says: March 9, 2017 at 15:27 HEAT WON Reply James Drouin says: March 10, 2017 at 10:12 Well, there was nothing “wrong” about the picture. However, the same cannot be said of the individual who came up with concept of installing a handguard over a muzzle brak. Reply Aaron M. Walker says: March 10, 2017 at 15:22 ??? A newfangled, Mass Effect kinetic energy accelerator ! 60,000 fps with thermal, cryo or exothermic effects !!! ??? Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.