Screwed up today...suppressor flew off

Discussion in 'Silencers / Suppressors' started by John Gault, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. John Gault

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    Sharing my embarrassing screw up today..
    Testing a new 223 wylde SBR upper today . Dialing in at 25 yards with open sights..
    After getting close with open sights unsuppressed I put my suppressor on and a fresh target. On the first shot my $ 1000.00 suppressor flew off and came to rest next to the 25 yard target...

    Surprised and scared to say the least. After spending some time to see if I had all my body parts and looking to my right to see if the guys closest had noticed I looked at the target and there was a hole where I was hoping to see one.

    Had to wait till cold range to retrieve my can so i put the other upper on and shot some blackout.

    Can was full of mud but otherwise no obvious damage. No sign of baffle strike. Looks like I didnt get proper full engagement.

    While Looking for similar stupid mistakes online I found a video of a guy who did it on purpose....o_O

    I will say that shooting a 1 lb suppressor could be deadly to whoever is in front at close range.
    I don't recommend trying it..

    This guy did it on purpose with same can.. His was "stuck" and he heard this was the cure..
     
  2. Mister Bisley

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    LOL. That sucks man, but I would have died laughing if I witnessed it. I really hope your gear is ok, what a PITA!
     
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    Don't use force, get a bigger hammer.
     
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  4. ConcernedCitizen

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    ASR mount?
     
  5. TapRackNGo

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    It's actually in the Surefire owners manual. Unlatch, turn upside down, point in safe direction, fire.
     
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    I’m always amused by dudes who wear tactical camo pants and other clothing (complete with tactical knee pads in this case)... while just plinking.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Joe13

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    Not to mention the bullet that went thru the target where you expected ito_O:p:eek:
     
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    Always wondered where folks wore that stuff. Better than Walmart I suppose.
     
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  9. John Gault

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    This was a Sure Fire mount.
    My ASR mount on my other can has it's own challenges taking it off but it's pretty much dedicated to one upper at this point..
     
  10. ConcernedCitizen

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    Some mounts seem to be more temperamental than others.
     
  11. John Gault

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    I took the Surefire out today after a deep cleansing and installed PROPERLY and it worked as it should and has in the past.. No issues..

    That first shot today had me puckering a bit though..
    I'm guessing I wont make that mistake again...
    Hope someone else heeds my mistake..
     
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    Do you know what caused it?
     
  13. John Gault

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    I'm from far out east county.. I'd rather see someone in their camo than this.... public_PJs.jpg
     
  14. John Gault

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    There is a very small but important notch in both the can and the mount that need to be Fully engaged before the secondary twist tight action..

    I got used to the ASR mount on my more used can and missed the full notch.. 15476888726566994899448426388120.jpg
     
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    Hey SHTF any sec, one must be ready, pretty sure those were a cotton blend from JCPenny.
    Pads from victoria secret.
     
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    I can see how that could happen. Thanks for the info! It's nice to see and understand how all of the different mounting systems work.
     
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    On serious note, this thread I just learned something.. probable a great way to remove a squib too.

    ( disclaimer i'm kidding, i'm kidding, don't want some snow flake with their pink 22, yellin at NWFA and saying we said this is how.)
     
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  18. Lazyfaire

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    How about middle aged + men in camo shorts and bright white legs....

    Maybe the liver spots are part of the camo!
     
  19. Ben B.

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    You just don’t recognize good taste in range clothing...
     
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  20. The Heretic

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    At least half the you tube gun vids guys are dressed up like they are operators going on a rescue mission when all they are doing is shooting something at a range
     

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