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Having run a number of my AR-15s in 5.56 and 300 BLK with suppressors over the years, I’m no stranger to the unpleasant gas and powder blowback in my eyes that comes along with suppressed experience. So, when I made the decision to go all-in and order an integrally suppressed AR-15 upper in 5.56, I knew I was going to be spending some time figuring out how to reduce that blowback to some extent or another.

To introduce some urgency to the situation, I decided my goal is to make this integrally suppressed AR-15 my go-to rifle. Which means I’m going to practice regularly with it and it’s going to get a lot of use.

If you have never shot a suppressed AR-15 in 5.56, much of the gas and unburnt powder that normally comes out the muzzle when you shoot unsuppressed, gets blown back into the upper receiver.

The problem is that gas has to come out somehow.

Unfortunately, the primary places for the gas to escape are located directly under your eyes and nose; mainly the spaces around the charging handle where it locks into the upper receiver and around the forward assist where it’s inserted into the upper.

The gas isn’t just unpleasant, it actually burns your eyes and forces your eyelids to close. As you would imagine, the quicker and more frequently you pull the trigger, the worse it gets.

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It’s funny, there is no way I could afford or justify buying a new $4000 pistol. But somehow, I was able to afford and justify buying three used $4000 pistols all in one month.

Right now I’m just going to tell you which ones I bought and show you some pics from shooting them at the range. After I get to spend some real quality time with them, which will include some time outdoors shooting steel and running some timed drills, I’ll write more in-depth about the individual guns.

I also plan on doing some comparisons to some of the other 1911 pistols I own, including my beloved Dan Wesson 9mm pistols. Before going any further, I should warn you all of my 1911 pistols are chambered in 9mm, and the WC pistols below are no exception.

I have been on a quest to find a 9mm carry pistol that mitigates recoil better than the double stack 9mm polymer wonder guns that have become the standard go-to guns for so many of us over the last few decades. After years of carrying a GLOCK 19, then a CZ P-10C, I grew tired of not being able to better my rapid-fire groups with these guns.

After all, what’s the point of a carry gun in the first place?

To neutralize a threat. What’s the best way to do that with a handgun in a very stressful and possibly poorly lit situation? The goal is to be able to get as many accurate/well-placed shots on your target as quickly as possible.

The less felt recoil your pistol produces, the more you maximize your chances of placing both accurate and fast fire on your target(s). If I could carry a 22LR for personal defense I would. Alas, 22LR is just not a great defensive caliber for reasons we don’t need to get into here.

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Notice: This Post is a transcription from a YouTube video review from Matt Hoffman and his Channel Hoffman R.A.N.G.E.

Hey everyone. Welcome back to The R.A.N.G.E. Looking to fancy up your Generation 3 or Generation 4 Glock 19? Well step inside, walk this way; let’s take a look at Backup Tactical’s threaded barrel for our Glock 19.

I’ve had Backup Tactical’s threaded barrel on my Glock 19 MOS Gen 4 pretty much since I bought the gun. Let’s do a rundown on the barrel specs.

  • Overall barrel length is four and a half inches
  • 416 stainless steel construction
  • Pulled-broach SAAMI spec rifling
  • One in sixteen twists; the factory is 1 in 10
  • 1/2 inch by 28 threads
  • 4 finish offerings: stainless steel, black, olive drab, and flat dark earth, all on PVD

Did I mention this is made in the USA? And drop-in and pew fit. Street price on these is right around $200.

As far as chamber support goes, we have good, full-chamber support on the barrel to handle those +P+Loads. The Backup Tactical threaded barrel is on my left here, and the factory is on the right – and we just have some of the standard snap caps from A-zoom in there.

Now to the down-and-dirty.

I’ve tested just about all my subsonic ammunition to this barrel, from 124-grain subsonic to the 165-grain Freedom Munitions HUSH. Rounds all hit the target head-on and no keyholing; that’s a very good thing. I ran HST, Ranger-T, Gold Dots, and even some of the Hirtenberger L7A1 through the barrel and not a single hiccup.

I do not have a dedicated 9-millimeter suppressor so I use my Osprey 45. I do have cycling issues with subsonics unless I run the IMI 158-grain loads which are a little on the warm side for subsonic. They’re right around 1000 to 1025 feet per second for 158-grain. This is more or less to blame on the recoil spring assembly in the Gen 4s over anything, from what I’ve read. No random accuracy or feeding issues when I wasn’t running it suppressed. We’ve also seen velocities in this 4 1/2 inch barrel that meet or exceed the 5.1-inch barrel in the M9 A3. I do like the thick barrel profiles in the Glocks which allow me to use a standard half-inch piston that indexes off the barrel shoulder and not off the muzzles.

Why Backup Tactical?

With as many aftermarket Glock barrels, I’m sure someone down in the comments may ask, “But why buy the Backup Tactical? It’s all about personal choice my friend. Maybe you like the four-color offerings? Maybe you want a middle-of-the-road-priced barrel that doesn’t have dimples or flutes or super-exotic colors? Maybe you even like their wide array of threaded protectors that they offer in various colors, shapes, and sizes? Maybe you want a 4 1/2 inch barrel with half-inch threads over one that’s 4.7 or in metric M13?

To quote the King, “Have it your way.”

It’s hard to really pick apart the barrel. It’s made in the USA, drop-in fit, and very competitively priced. If I had to complain about one thing I wish it would caliber-mark the barrel somewhere like on the hood like they do in the factory. When you get a lot of accessories on the table at the range, sometimes picking up a barrel and seeing the caliber mark erases any doubt that you’ve grabbed what you’ve needed. I see in addition to the threaded Glock 19 barrels they offered non-threaded versions as well as now offering Glock 17 threaded models.

I’d like to thank Backup Tactical for the opportunity to test their barrels and to you all for watching.

At this current time, I’m unsure what the content restrictions with YouTube will play out like. I like uploading here so I’ll try my hardest to comply with their rules even though I think they’re stupid, but it is their sandbox. I’ve reserved my channel name on full30 so when they allow more content creators to upload there I will try my hardest to get on there. I do have a Patreon account set up I’ll put the link in the description below for anybody willing to help out a little extra there. As always, I appreciate any of my contacts, supporters, and vendors. Until next time, catch you at the R.A.N.G.E.

Finally, the firearms industry’s best-worst kept secret is now official. We no longer have to use hushed voices or sneak into the shadows to discuss finger grooves and ambidextrous slide release stop levers (ok, I never did either of those things).

The Gen5 GLOCK pistols are set to be released publicly in both G17 and G19 models in a matter of days.

And by some devine blessing from the 9mm gods, TFB is lucky enough to have two sets of the new handguns for review.

As reviews go, I am going to format this ‘first look’ a little differently than normal. Besides the lack of finger grooves and right side slide stop lever, these guns function as GLOCKs always have.  Love it or hate it, the trigger feels the same, the grip angle is the same and the general feel is classic GLOCK.

Thats not to say that the Gen5 changes are insignificant – from the crown of the barrel to the magazine well, GLOCK has tweaked an already proven design and made it better (my opinion here). Are the new guns as drastic or groundbreaking as some would have hoped? Probably not. But we shouldn’t be surprised at the Austrian gun manufacturers decisions at this point – they make incremental changes on their own timeline.

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Threaded barrels. They just make every gun a little bit cooler, don’t they? Slap a threaded barrel on even the common GLOCK 19 and it instantly stands out on the range. Not to mention all the options it opens up for muzzle devices. But what if you have a threaded barrel and aren’t using a muzzle device at the moment? Enter Backup Tactical’s line of spiffy looking thread protectors. Threaded barrels are cool, but if you aren’t careful, things can go sideways quickly. You could accidentally drop your threaded gun and bend one of the threads out of alignment, rendering the threads instantly useless. Or if they become clogged after thousands of rounds it could take some a chunk of time and elbow grease to clean the gunk out and make it serviceable again.

To keep the threads in good working order, prudent owners slot a thread protector onto their barrel when not in use. Most threaded barrels don’t come with a thread protector out of the box so you’ll need to find one on your own. Most companies out there make boring standard thread protectors, nothing more than black metal tubes. But for those looking for something a little more stylish, Backup Tactical may have just the ticket.

Materials Used in the Thread-Protectors

Backup Tactical machines their thread protectors out of aluminum, a material soft enough to not gouge or scratch your threads but tough enough to stand up to the typical wear and tear you would expect on the barrel of a gun. Not only are they functional, but the biggest selling point for Backup Tactical’s product is that they add a little extra flair to your already pimped out gun. Whether you want a laser-etched Spartan, a utilitarian cross-hatch, or even a hot pink camo pattern it’s all possible.

Backup Tactical’s protectors are available in the following pitches:

  • 1/2×28
  • 13.5×1 LH
  • .578×28
  • 16×1 LH
  • 5/8×24

Out on the range, the thread protectors work as advertised. They slot on easily and, just as important, stay put. And they don’t scratch easily.

What more do you need? Not every design is my cup of tea, but…horses for courses. There are a few Backup Tactical looks that I’d totally pay $30 for. If there’s one that would look good on your gat, go for it.

Specifications: Backup Tactical Thread Protector

  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Overall: ****

I’ve seen thread protectors for less, but not much less. The style is where Backup Tactical’s protectors really stand out.

I am a geek in many ways: one of which involves camo patterns. Camo holsters, camo clothes and even camo phone cases. I make no apologies for my love of earthy patterns. So when I saw the Kryptek camo thread protector from Backup Tactical, something stirred inside me. Usually thread protectors are lackluster pieces of knurled metal. Not here.

Now, if you are expecting pages upon pages of in-depth review, I’m going to go ahead and stop you right there.

It’s a thread protector for crying out loud.

But they are definitely unique enough to get some air time.

Two things: First, I’m not a “bling” kind of guy, and some versions of the Reliable Thread Protector border on “gun bling”. But I also recognize that I am the last person anyone should take style advice from. Second, the guns I have threaded all have dedicated suppressors, so the situations where I would need a thread protector might be less than other shooters.

But the team at Backup Tactical have put together a well made, good looking and affordable thread protector.

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