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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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Backup Tactical has spent the last six months perfecting their Glock 48 Threaded Barrel. The single-stack Glock 48 is noticeably thinner than its double-stack big-brother, the Glock 19. In order to make the Glock 48 as thin as it is, the hole in the muzzle-end of the slide that the barrel goes through has a noticeably smaller diameter than the same hole in the Glock 19.

That means the barrel has a smaller diameter.

Simply put, the Glock 48 barrel is thinner than the Glock 19 barrel.

The big challenge when engineering a threaded barrel for the Glock 48; the small diameter of this barrel does not leave any room to machine a shoulder on the barrel for the suppressor to lock-up against. The simple solution would be to use a barrel spacer for the suppressor to lock-up against. But using a barrel spacer on any caliber other than .22LR never works out well in the long run.

The spacer winds up deforming and battering the suppressor or accessory you attach to the barrel. 

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