TAX TUESDAY: Top Picks For Tax Payers

You did it! You filled out all the forms, packaged up your payment and shipped everything off. Now the painful waiting game begins. No, not todays income tax filing deadline, the NFA Form 4 you just sent off for that suppressor or short barreled rifle you’ve been wanting for ages. But now the painful approval process begins. In the meantime, why don’t you use some of that tax refund to grab some silencer-supporting gear. Threaded barrels, subsonic ammunition, gas regulation and muzzle devices all top the list of needed equipment after finally buying a suppressor.

Don’t care for NFA controlled items? No problem, everything you see here will enhance your shooting experience, regardless of muffler ownership.

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SENTRY Adjustable Gas Block

The SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Set-Screw Gas Block ensures that AR-15 shooters have the ability to fine-tune their gas system for optimum operation.

The SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Set-Screw Gas Block is constructed with a simple metering system that doesn’t use springs or balls and is adjustable through the use of an included tool.

  • Machined from 4140 steel
  • Features QPQ Melonite finish
  • Comes in .625, .750, .875 and .936 diameter sizes

The SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Set-Screw Gas Block is equipped with two set screws that lock the block into the barrel for an ideal gas seal.

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ED BROWN Threaded 1911 Barrel

Identical to the standard drop-in Ed Brown barrel, but longer length and threaded for use with suppressors. Thread size is 0.578 x 28 tpi RH. Includes link, link pin, bushing and thread protector.

Barrel accuracy comes from using the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods. Ed Brown Products is committed to both.  The barrels are made from T-416 modified, gun barrel quality stainless steel bar stock, just like a benchrest rifle barrel.  T-416 is certified pure, there are no foreign materials, and no hard or soft spots to worry about. It is stress-relieved and heat-treated prior to final rifling and refinishing. Ed Brown barrels are precision machine cut from a 3 pound chunk bar of this top quality steel.

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SilencerCo Threaded Barrels – GLOCK

Silencerco’s threaded barrels for Glock® handguns are made from 416R stainless steel with a black nitride finish. These fit both Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glocks®. 9mm barrels have 1/2×28 threads, while the .45 ACP barrel has .578×28. Includes thread protector.

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SilencerCo Threaded Barrels – S&W Shield

The SilencerCo S&W M&P Shield threaded replacement barrel sets you up to install a sound suppressor on your pistol for quiet practice and home defense use. Machined from stainless steel, these barrels are cut to factory dimensions for a neat, drop-in fit to your M&P.

  • Fits M&P Shield chambered in 9mm
  • 1-10″ RH rifling
  • ½”-28 muzzle threads accept most popular silencers and muzzle devices
  • Machined from blast/wear/corrosion-resistant 416R stainless steel

The SilencerCo S&W M&P Shield threaded replacement barrel is ready to stand up to thousands of rounds down the bore – and no need for hearing protection (with suppressor installed and subsonic ammunition).

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TACSOL Buckmark Threaded Barrel

Gives The Benefits Of A Bull Barrel Without The Extra Weight

Machined aluminum replacement for factory barrel gives your Buck Mark the rigidity and thickness of a bull barrel for improved accuracy without the weight penalty. A button-rifled, chrome-moly steel liner helps ensure precise accuracy. Comes with target front sight installed, and pre-threaded muzzle to accept the Tactical Solutions compensator listed below or another ½”-28 tpi threaded muzzle accessory. Included thread protector gives the muzzle a clean, finished look when a compensator isn’t installed. Compensator – A large internal expansion chamber and 48 vent holes redirect muzzle blast to help control muzzle jump and recoil, so you can keep your Buck Mark’s sights on the target for fast follow up shots. Simply screws the Trail-Lite barrels and has the same O.D. as the barrel for a neat look.

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Tacsol X-Ring 10/22 Threaded Barrel

Enhances Accuracy of Your Rifle Without Compromising Takedown Capability

The Tactical Solutions X-Ring Takedown Barrel for the Ruger® 10/22® Takedown brings an immediate accuracy improvement to your rifle. It will drop right into Magpul® and Hogue® takedown stocks with barrel channels for .920″ O.D. bull barrels – no additional work on the stock required.

Tactical Solutions’ X-Ring Takedown Barrel for the Ruger®10/22® Takedown comes fully assembled with the same locking mechanism as the factory barrel, making the barrel swap even easier and faster. Includes:

  • Aluminum exterior with steel bore liner construction keeps weight down (16 oz.) 
  • Fiber optic front sight and fully adjustable rear sight
  • Thread protector with .920″ O.D. for a smooth, finished “of a piece” look when install on muzzle 
  • 1-16″ rifling
  • 1/2″ x 28 tpi muzzle threads accept TacSol X-Ring 10/22 Compensator or a wide variety of other comps and flash hiders
  • Available in a variety of attractive colors

The Tactical Solutions X-Ring Takedown Barrel for the Ruger® 10/22® Takedown helps you enjoy shooting your rifle even more – better accuracy always equals more fun, doesn’t it? – without sacrificing the convenience of the gun’s unique takedown feature.

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Dead Air Flash Hider

New from Dead Air Silencers is the long awaited flash hider mount for the company’s Sandman series of suppressors. Consumers demanded it and Dead Air listened. The flash hider has a unique patent pending design featuring mass shifted equal length tines. The end result is a flash hider that does not “ping” when used with Dead Air suppressors. The flash hider is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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Gemtech Suppressor Rimfire Ammunition

Gemtech’s Subsonic 22LR ammunition has proven to be dependable in every gun we have tested from 2″ barreled pocket guns to the tried and true Ruger 10/22. This ammo is great for target shooting as well as varmint eradication. The 42gr lead bullet is coated to help cut down on Fouling in your suppressor and the powder is designed to burn cleaner than conventional rimfire.

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American Eagle Subsonic 9mm Ammunition

Get substantial noise reduction without sacrificing accuracy or reliability. The all-new affordable American Eagles Suppressor rounds perform to their ballistic peak in suppressed firearms, thanks to carefully selected propellants, bullet weights and primers. Their sub-sonic loading eliminates the super-sonic “crack” suppressors can’t silence. Loaded with clean-burning powders to help minimize fouling while reliably functioning in semi-automatic firearms.

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Gemtech Suppressed Bolt Carrier

The GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier is a drop-in replacement and will allow the shooter to choose between suppressed (S) and unsuppressed (U) settings without any permanent modifications to the firearm. No longer will you need to change gas blocks, buffers, or any other components. Not only that, but with the GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier, there is a reduction in carrier speed and less felt recoil, bringing the cyclic rate of the suppressed rifle down to unsuppressed levels. And in some systems, testing has shown that it can actually bring it LOWER than unsuppressed levels.

  • Reduce Bolt/Carrier speed while suppressed (S – setting)
  • Unsuppressed velocity is unchanged (U – setting) from that of a normal bolt carrier
  • Reduces Felt Recoil
  • Reduces Blowback to shooters face
  • Less wear and tear on weapon system
  • 14.5in Colt M4 – 25% decrease in carrier velocity while suppressed.
  • 10.5in Daniel Defense MK18 – 16% decrease in carrier velocity while suppressed.

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Cole-Tac Suppressor Cover

Cover Withstands The Heat Of Sustained Fire

Rated for temps up to 3000°F, the Cole-TAC High Temperature Python (HTP) Suppressor Cover lets you do mag dumps or rock-and-roll full-auto style. Cover is secured to your suppressor using Cole-Tac’s unique BOA locking straps, ensuring the High Temperature Python (HTP) Suppressor Cover stays in place while shooting.

  • Durable metal buckles
  • Adjustable straps
  • No-slip cinch design
  • Water and fire resistant
  • Fade, abrasion, mildew resistant

Constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon and fire resistant material, the Cole-Tac High Temperature Python (HTP) Suppressor Cover will stand up to the harshest conditions.

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XS Sights Suppressor Height Sights

Suppressor height matched sight set features green tritium on both the front and rear sights for fast pickup under any light conditions. Rear sight features vertical tritium bar with a highly visible, white border; front includes tritium dot surrounded by a white ring. Rounded, low profile design won’t slow your draw. Designed to directly replace factory sights. Big Dot (BD) front sight has a large, easy-to-see white ring surrounding the tritium dot.

S&W M&P 22 Compact FDE Rimfire Pistol

Ideal for Training or Target Shooting

The M&P 22 Compact has been precision built to provide both accuracy and reliability. Durable and comfortable, the M&P 22 series is capable of handling as many rounds as you are.  

Engineered with an attention to detail and superior ergonomics the M&P22 pistol connects the shooter with the shot.

  • Threaded Barrel with Thread Adapter – Fits Most 1/2×28 Thread Suppressors
  • 2 Magazines Included
  • Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • Reversible Magazine Release
  • Picatinny-Style Accessory Rail

Ideally suited for training or target shooting, the M&P 22 semi-automatic compact pistol maintains standard M&P pistol design features and includes a few extras.

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