Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Machete A2

Had a look at the trailer for Machete last night. Noticed a little problem at 0:47...

Dude's got his flash hider on sideways.

Update: Properly installed A2 flash hider:


Blogger Jason said...

That's so he can hold it street style, yo.

5/18/2010 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see what's wrong. Someone want to clue me in?

5/18/2010 2:07 PM  
Blogger Kristopher said...

It has one of those muzzlebrake flash-hider substitutes on the end of the barrel ( made back when a flash-hider was an "assault" feature ).

Some goober screwed it on with the slots facing sideways instead of up.

5/18/2010 2:24 PM  
Blogger Darol said...

Slotless AK flash supressors are angled away from the shooter to reduce the amount of flash that crosses in front of the shooter's eyes. It may not be as crazy as it first appears.

Here's the one I'm talking about. http://www.kingarms.com/productpage.asp?prodid=1186

5/18/2010 3:15 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Darol, that thing still has the opening facing up. The idea is that the bottom is closed so that you don't stir up dust, and also so that you get something to compensate against muzzle rise after the shot. He's definitely got it on sideways. An A2 flash hider should be on like this:


5/18/2010 3:36 PM  
Blogger Loke Uei said...

haha the armorer didn't have time to tighten the crush washer down

5/18/2010 9:44 PM  
Blogger Kristopher said...

Darol: Incorrect. The slant on an AK muzzle device is there as a brake, and is angled up and to the side to control muzzle climb while firing full auto.

Carnaby: The second photo is a properly installed Flash-suppressor-styled muzzle brake. An actual flash suppressor has slots all the way around it. These gadgets were designed during the bad old days of the AWB to skirt the "three features" rule.

5/19/2010 12:15 PM  
Blogger ceseme said...

What gets me is the scope is pointing in a different direction than the barrel.

10/25/2010 1:45 PM  

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