I have been enjoying the hell out of my new suppressor. What could be the only thing that could make it better? The ability to use it on more that one firearm!
My JR Carbine is also .45 ACP and it even uses Glock 21 magazines! It's only natural for it to share even more with his little brother!
So I took them both into my usual gunsmith to get the barrel threaded. Not as simple as I thought.
Threading a barrel for a suppressor is very precise work. Any
small deviation will cause an internal impact and the destruction of the
can. Threading for a muzzle break can be off a degree or two with no
adverse effects. A suppressor threading must be perfect.
Next the Gunsmith has to have special Class III permits to be able to do this kind of work.
A lot of guys that call themselves "Gunsmiths" are in reality "Gun Mechanics". Part replacement guys. Most in fact have very little ability to fabricate parts from scratch or do precision milling or machine work. That's ok for most work. Like replacing my trigger group on my Saiga for 922r compliance, a new mag extension on my shotgun or other simple work.
So... I am now in search of a Gunsmith that has a Class III license and can do precision threading (in metric) on a lathe.
--I will be talking to another Smith on Monday.