So I got my tax stamp today and went to pick up my new suppressor.
The can is a Gemtech HALO, and Aaron of the Shekel and I each bought one several months back. They were listed as used demo models, but when I first saw mine, I was shocked to find nary a sign of use on it...and for less than half the price of a new one.
Anyway, it fits nice on my 16" carbine that I built up post-Sandy Hook, when it really looked like the Dems had the numbers and the resolve to hose us on ARs. But they did not, and as a result, I ended up with two more ARs that I really didn't need. One is my Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) and the other is this handy carbine, now decked out for quietness.
The older HALO is still a bit on the heavy side, and it's noticeable but not impossible to deal with. But it makes the rifle "hearing safe' by lowering the decibel level to the point where hearing protection is not required. (Still a good idea in non-emergency shooting though, but this rifle exists for emergencies.)
The HALO can also be moved between other rifles with NATO flash hiders but for some reason it would not quite fit onto my SPR, which also has a standard AR-15 flash hider. Oh well...guess I got to get another can just for that rifle. (I was gonna do it anyway.)
NOTE: For Unhappy times, check out Aaron's post about how the same seller, Stephen Douglass at Paducah Tactical in Kentucky, screwed him out of a suppressor and his money. Fuck you, Stephen Douglass!