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cyrsequipment
02-26-2010, 10:10
Why the heck is this thing so expensive?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24833/Product/AR_15_M16_KX3_FLASH_SUPPRESSOR

Is there more to it than an open tube?

is it any better than this?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=13016/sku/Levang_Linear_Compensator

I have one of the latter, works just fine, makes my SBR much quieter...

I'm just not understanding why the other one is so freaking expensive...

highprimer
02-26-2010, 10:46
I don't have experience with either, but I would guess perhaps the type of material used could be different, one could require more machining/time to produce.
Maybe the more expensive one goes through more rigorous QA.
then of course there is also the name factor, noveske is known for quality parts that many will say are worth the price.

Same principles as what makes a ferrari more expensive than a honda.
they are both cars, both do what they are designed to, they just go about it a little differently.

TimP
02-26-2010, 12:52
the pig is designed to push the blast along the travel of the bullet, and increase back pressure to make SBR's run better.

Constructor
02-26-2010, 14:53
Why the heck is this thing so expensive?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24833/Product/AR_15_M16_KX3_FLASH_SUPPRESSOR

Is there more to it than an open tube?

is it any better than this?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=13016/sku/Levang_Linear_Compensator

I have one of the latter, works just fine, makes my SBR much quieter...

I'm just not understanding why the other one is so freaking expensive...

LOL, Name and material required to make it:pig:

MaximaDrvr
02-26-2010, 15:33
It also isn't just a tube like a golf ball launcher. There is a cone on the inside as well.

hottnucks
02-26-2010, 15:50
Why the heck is this thing so expensive?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24833/Product/AR_15_M16_KX3_FLASH_SUPPRESSOR
Because it says "Noveske"

Jon_R
02-26-2010, 16:05
I will take the easy answer. Because that is what the market will bear. :) If they where not selling them at that price I bet they would change something.

My current plan is to get the Novske when I order the stuff for my SBR but will research it more when I am ready to spend the money.

KalashniKEV
02-26-2010, 16:25
The KX3 is an adaptation of the Bulgarian 4-piece fatty made by Noveske for the AR. It's more of a "booster" than anything else and helps get the reliability up on the 10.5 and shorter guns.

http://www.floridagunworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FG&Product_Code=1832&Category_Code=AKA+AK+MUZZLEBREAKS

The second one is some whack ass airsoft looking thing...

Novocaine
02-26-2010, 17:03
It's more of a "booster" than anything else and helps get the reliability up on the 10.5 and shorter guns.

+1. The gases are trapped between the walls of the inside cone and the outer shell thus increasing backpressure. It's fascinating ATF didn't classify it as sound suppressor.

lawman800
02-27-2010, 00:26
+1. The gases are trapped between the walls of the inside cone and the outer shell thus increasing backpressure. It's fascinating ATF didn't classify it as sound suppressor.

Don't give them ideas...:whistling:

cyrsequipment
02-27-2010, 08:47
I kinda think this discussion proves my point a bit...

The "cooler" "more expensive" one must be better...

As for cycling, my 10in SBR has the "cheap" one on it, never a cycling problem... but then again it don't have a cycling problem with the standard flash hider on it, it just rang my ears more.