Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

C.O. Shooter

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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Sir,

Rather than put it out here in the open forum, please address your concerns with Mr. Carlock privately. Just a suggestion though!
 

Broz

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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Things that come to mind.

1: There are many of these brakes out there running fine.

2: I would never tighten any brake as tight as indicated by the moved metal on the brake pictured. Shame on who did this.

3: It seems there was miscommunication on the inner diameter or your smith turned the ID. too large if there was not sufficient metal for integrity and a register to snug up to.

4: I would have first shown these pictures to Mr. Carlock and asked him what happened. I think he would probably shine light on the proper area's at fault.

5: I have had much dealing with DE, and Mr. Carlock. I rate DE machine work, design and rifles up there with or above any you can muster up.

FWIW

Jeff
 
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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Sir,

Rather than put it out here in the open forum, please address your concerns with Mr. Carlock privately. Just a suggestion though!

As I said, this is not meant to step on anyone's toes, I'm just asking for insight on what could have happened.

Things that come to mind.

1: There are many of these brakes out there running fine.

2: I would never tighten any brake as tight as indicated by the moved metal on the brake pictured. Shame on who did this.

3: It seems there was miscommunication on the inner diameter or your smith turned the ID. too large if there was not sufficient metal for integrity and a register to snug up to.

4: I would have first sown these pictures to Mr. Carlock and asked him what happened. I think he would probably shine light on the proper area's at fault.

5: I have had much dealing with DE, and Mr. Carlock. I rate DE machine work, design and rifles up there with or above any you can muster up.

FWIW

Jeff

I'm almost certain that the brake itself is/was perfectly fine and that it was a miscommunication with my gunsmith. I just figured there was one way to do this. Thank you for confirming my initial thoughts.

Hopefully Shawn will step in and put this to bed.
 

HARPERC

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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Just deleted my post as I see Broz covered it better than I could.

All I can say is I'm happy with my DE brake installed by another smith without complaint from him or me.
 

FEENIX

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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Things that come to mind.

1: There are many of these brakes out there running fine.

2: I would never tighten any brake as tight as indicated by the moved metal on the brake pictured. Shame on who did this.

3: It seems there was miscommunication on the inner diameter or your smith turned the ID. too large if there was not sufficient metal for integrity and a register to snug up to.

4: I would have first sown these pictures to Mr. Carlock and asked him what happened. I think he would probably shine light on the proper area's at fault.

5: I have had much dealing with DE, and Mr. Carlock. I rate DE machine work, design and rifles up there with or above any you can muster up.

FWIW

Jeff

Very well said Jeff!

lightbulbTo the OP, I guess you need a new gunsmith. lightbulb
 

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Re: At a loss... Defensive Edge muzzle brake install

Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. Looks like I'll be looking for another gunsmith.
 

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