Hmmm...y'know, it didn't give length, weight, rate of twist, the usual specs. Does kinda read like it was cribbed straight from a PIO's write up.Charlie Petty said:Sounds like the writer must have read the press release....
I wonder how accurate the claim for recoil reduction can be though since there is no directional release of gas. Maybe it's just the weight?
Are you sure about that? It seems to me that the expansion of the gas within each baffle chamber will also push backwards as well - a muzzle brake directs gas to the side, sometimes backwards after hitting the flat surfaces, but in a closed suppressor the gas can't escape, so it will "bounce" (wrong term, I'm sure - the collisions aren't elastic) back and hit the front of the previous baffle, pushing backwards . . . the overall effect on recoil from this effect will be negligible.Al Thompson said:Irish, the baffles in a suppressor act exactly like a muzzle brake. Flat surface for the expanding gases to impact, thus drawing the gun slightly forward.
FWIW: The new M107A1 configuration also comes with a detachable sound suppressor.Retmsgt. said:any really effective brake, like the brake on a Barrett light 50 for example, would be total madness inside a room or any enclosed area. The side noise would bounce around and brakes are loud!