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  1. His first time firing one of those dagnabbed 9mm thingies. Almost blew his own lungs out.

    Next time he should use a .9mm or something.

  2. A couple of years ago I was at an outdoor range with a roof that focused the sound back and down and the guy next to me had a short FrankenAR with a break…I don’t know what he had that thing loaded up with, but just damn! Serves me right for going to a range on a Saturday. I only do range days Monday through Thursday now, one of the perks of being retired!

        • My sks would eject the empty brass, with authority, straight up. One of the outdoor ranges I used to go to had a roof over the firing line. My first trip with the sks cleared the shooters on both sides out. Hot steel bouncing off that roof and raining down upset them a little.

          I apologized and moved to the uncovered firing line.

          I was at an indoor range in Utah that allowed .50 bmg rifles in the stalls. That got your attention.

        • I shot my .50 bmg at the only long-distance range within about 50 miles once. I did mention to the benchrest shooter practicing next to me that I had a .50 and if he’d mind. He didn’t object so I torched off a couple of rounds.

          The muzzle blast from the brake basically cleared his bench of all the carefully sorted empty brass that he’d been keeping in various batches. It was impressive. Apologies were made and he ended up leaving.

          Fun rifle, but way too expensive to feed, and after a couple of shots, even with plugs and muffs, I’d get a head-ringing headache and my nose would start running.

  3. Our local outdoor Fudd range has a baffle in front of the benches to limit how much you can elevate the rifle.

    It also directs most of the muzzle blast back into your face.

  4. I have a brake on my AR15 (California has a thing about “flash hiders”, so why not?) and AR10. Only shoot them at an outdoor range, and the back blast is not bad afaik. But they do work; the AR20 is a pussy cat.

  5. I don’t need anything mounted with a muzzle break to clear the lanes next to me on a covered, public range. All I need to do is bring out the .50 cal. Sharps Carbine. Because of the shorter barrel the muzzle blast is incredible. Same with the old 45-70 Springfield Carbine. Even using the lower pressure BP equivalent loads. The full length rifle versions burn most of the powder and have much less blast and the report is nowhere as powerful.

  6. What happened to him?
    Dacian perished after his mom stopped bringing pizza rolls down to the basement. All that was left was this carcass and lots of hot air. Democrats decided not to let this tragedy go to waste so they told everyone he was killed by a muzzlebrake. When asked how in the world a muzzlebrake kills someone, democrats referred all questions to their resident expert on firearms, Sheila Jackson Lee.

  7. Get better ear pro and quit whining like petulant little girls.

    There are certain things that cannot be fired without a brake, lest they be destroyed in process. One being my Rowland conversion, and unless your going to pony up $1800 to replace it when it cracks the frame w/o the brake, then gfy.

    Nice lil’ bit of tyranny you have going on there, trying to dictate what others may or may not use…

    • Not tyranny, just polite consideration that we need for a better society. That being said, I have muzzle breaks on several of my long guns, but I only shoot on days that my club is mostly empty. I make sure it’s not going to bother the person who might be to the left or right by simply asking them.

      • As do I, and largely they bitch to the RSO and try to have me kicked every third or fourth time, instead of being reasonable & speaking to me. Where, mind you, I have an entire box of foamies that I’d offer them to double up.

        But no, they’d rather cry. And that’s even taking the farthest position on the line from them.

        As to the tyranny statement, read the comments here, that’s what it was directed at.

      • Pretty close to BO out of a 9″ barrel w/ brake firing subs at least from shooters perspective. Maybe 6-9db down, but I don’t have an SPL meter anymore to give solid numbers.

        Can’t say about from neighboring booths, I’m the only one around here that has one, & full house rounds are too expensive. I bring +P for the majority of the cycle, and that’s what the few I allow get to employ, so no proper perspective. Choice between sacrificing my training regimen, and letting some rando bust off half my Rowland supply is a no brainer. Training 1st, all else follows.

        The above post above speaking of the RSO complaints, mostly it is this one that draws the Nancy’s out.

        • Gotcha worst I would actually complain about was a 460sw ported revolver and even then just took a break till he exceeded his ammo budget.

  8. I sometimes use a Strike Industries J COMP Gen 2, just for the heck of it because I want to. If you don’t like it … well, sorry ’bout that, ok you don’t like it (insert end of my concern here).

  9. IME, noisy brakes mean replacement of pads and hardware, and machining the rotors or drums.

    Follow me for more helpful maintenance tips. Until next time …

  10. Harry Potter you say? Mandatory Copypasta:

    Ok, this has been driving me crazy for seven movies now, and I know you’re going to roll your eyes, but hear me out: Harry Potter should have carried a 1911.
    Here’s why:
    Think about how quickly the entire WWWIII (Wizarding-World War III) would have ended if all of the good guys had simply armed up with good ol’ American hot lead.
    Basilisk? Let’s see how tough it is when you shoot it with a .470 Nitro Express. Worried about its Medusa-gaze? Wear night vision goggles. The image is light-amplified and re-transmitted to your eyes. You aren’t looking at it–you’re looking at a picture of it.
    Imagine how epic the first movie would be if Harry had put a breeching charge on the bathroom wall, flash-banged the hole, and then went in wearing NVGs and a Kevlar Level3A vest, carrying a SPAS-12.
    And have you noticed that only Europe seems to a problem with Deatheaters? Maybe it’s because Americans have spent the last 200 years shooting deer, playing GTA: Vice City, and keeping an eye out for black helicopters over their compounds. Meanwhile, Brits have been cutting their steaks with spoons. Remember: gun-control means that Voldemort wins. God made wizards and God made muggles, but Samuel Colt made them equal.
    Now I know what you’re going to say: “But a wizard could just disarm someone with a gun!” Yeah, well they can also disarm someone with a wand (as they do many times throughout the books/movies). But which is faster: saying a spell or pulling a trigger?
    Avada Kedavra, meet Avtomat Kalashnikova.
    Imagine Harry out in the woods, wearing his invisibility cloak, carrying a .50bmg Barrett, turning Deatheaters into pink mist, scratching a lightning bolt into his rifle stock for each kill. I don’t think Madam Pomfrey has any spells that can scrape your brains off of the trees and put you back together after something like that. Voldemort’s wand may be 13.5 inches with a Phoenix-feather core, but Harry’s would be 0.50 inches with a tungsten core. Let’s see Voldy wave his at 3,000 feet per second. Better hope you have some Essence of Dittany for that sucking chest wound.
    I can see it now…Voldemort roaring with evil laughter and boasting to Harry that he can’t be killed, since he is protected by seven Horcruxes, only to have Harry give a crooked grin, flick his cigarette butt away, and deliver what would easily be the best one-liner in the entire series:
    “Well then I guess it’s a good thing my 1911 holds 7+1.”
    And that is why Harry Potter should have carried a 1911.


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