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Old January 11th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #1
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M-14 suppressor- Gemtech Quicksand?

I'm researching suppressors for my M-14's.
I really like the look of the Gemtech Quicksand.
Does anyone here have any personal experience with this particular model or Gemtech suppressors in general?

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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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I just got my Gemtech M4-02 for my AR yesterday, Haven't gotten to shoot it yet but it came highly recommended. Everyone I talked to said Gemtech was one of the better supressor companies. I am hopefully going to shoot it this weekend.

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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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I'm researching suppressors for my M-14's.
I really like the look of the Gemtech Quicksand.
Does anyone here have any personal experience with this particular model or Gemtech suppressors in general?
Maybe you know, what suppressor is this?


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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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Oh FWIW, when you use a supressor with a QD system it can affect your accuracy more than if you use a supressor that mounts directly to the barrel, or so I am told. Has something to do with the alignment and preload of the baffels inside or something. Plus, unless you are trying for as little weight as possible, why would you want to spend that much on titanium when you can spend half as much and get the same supression levels with one made of steel. Just my .02, either way get what you want and enjoy your rifle. Just be ready to wait for the ATF, I waited for 3 months before I got mine back.

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Old January 14th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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I figure if I'm gonna go through all the BS to get a suppressor, maybe I should get a good one.
The M-14 is heavy enough without a can on the end of the barrel.
I'm hoping the QD system will let me use it on several M-14's.

Sara Connor, How does that thing shoot?


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Old January 14th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Sarah Connor;642609]Maybe you know, what suppressor is this?

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The gun is owned by H20man. The suppressor is a Smith enterprise that was made by Fisher Suppressors

SEI M14DC 0.30 Caliber Sound Suppressor, NSN 1005-LLL-997965
Quick detachable and rebuildable suppressor for the SEI M-14SE/MK14 SEI rifles and other Vortex-equipped .30 cal. / 6.8 mm weapons. Safety Certified by US Navy. Stainless steel case and inner parts. Weight: 1.14.08 lb. Formerly listed as p/n 0001AK.

http://www.fishersuppressors.com/

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Old January 28th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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Gemtech supressor are awesome, I did shoot my M4-02 on my AR and it is absolutley quiet enough to shoot without hearing protection. The QD stuff is really hand to have for several rifles but, FWIW as easy as it is to unscrew the supressor from the end of the barrel I would just make sure that all your barrels have the same thread patterns. Then you get the added accuracy and less chance of a baffle strike. My groups tighened up about an inch with the M4-02. Just my .02.

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The gun is owned by H20man. The suppressor is a Smith enterprise that was made by Fisher Suppressors

SEI M14DC 0.30 Caliber Sound Suppressor, NSN 1005-LLL-997965
Quick detachable and rebuildable suppressor for the SEI M-14SE/MK14 SEI rifles and other Vortex-equipped .30 cal. / 6.8 mm weapons. Safety Certified by US Navy. Stainless steel case and inner parts. Weight: 1.14.08 lb. Formerly listed as p/n 0001AK.

http://www.fishersuppressors.com/
Thank you for the detailed reply.

What are the requirements to receive Safety Certification?

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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #9
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Where do you find the paperwork for buying a suppressor?

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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Maxmin,
I was assuming the local dealer would be able to get me started.

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:22 AM   #11
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Maxmin,
I was assuming the local dealer would be able to get me started.
Any good dealer will help you though the whole process.

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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #12
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I am familiar with Gemtech suppressors but not so much the Sandstorm.

I do have a Gemtech Outback II and had to send it in the be looked at and Gemtech treated me like gold.

Gemtech is an awesome company with exceptional customer service and I highly recommend there products.

That being said, I use an AAC 762SD on my Scout model M1A:

The rifles a stock Scout model with a Delta P Design 5/8X 24 thread adapter, AAC 18 tooth fast attach mount and a Schuster adjustable gas plug.





Here's a close up of the Delta P Design 5/8 X 24 adaper and AAC's fast attach mount.


It'll group an honest 1.5 inches at 100 yards with Silver Bear 140 grain soft points with the Holosight attached.

I have yet to use a standard telescopic sight on it as I use it mostly for hunting hogs.

Pics from a post Christmas hog hunt in Texas.



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Old February 6th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #13
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ATCDoktor,
That is a sweet looking setup!
It warms my heart to see a rifle used well.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:56 AM   #14
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I have a Quicksand on my Crazy Horse. Hearing safe with 147 and 168s and the stock GI gas plug. Have not tried 175s yet. It changes the POI exactly 1.2 mils down with no left or right adjustment and its totally repeatable. I seem to have a small improvement in accuracy to boot and attach it to an SEI Vortex with the HVT lugs. Running 200gr Lapua subsonics over 10.5 grains of trailboss in military brass with the gas system off it sounds like a pellet gun and hits like a 45 ACP. That load load is 4.2 mils below my 168 grain Amax zero at 100 yards. Love it!!!!!!! Taking it to a friends ranch next month to help him get rid of some coyotes....will be a 500 yard shot. Will definitely post some pics of the dead dogs.

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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:32 AM   #15
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Thank you for the detailed reply.

What are the requirements to receive Safety Certification?
It's funny you should ask. We don't even know the requirements to receive a safety cert. We submitted the suppressors per their request, they did their thing and we got the cert. I have done a lot of research to find out with no luck, that way we can develop an even more effective suppressor while staying within those guidelines.

 
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