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LANTAC is on a roll! Not too long ago, LANTAC introduced a Dragon muzzle brake variant that included the GEMTECH QD Lugs. Now they have officially introduced a collaboration with SilencerCo that is a LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake with an integrated ASR Quick Mount System. The fact that LANTAC is working with Suppressor manufacturers to make muzzle brakes that are compatible with their popular suppressors is awesome. It means you can continue to use one of the best muzzle brakes on the market instead of being locked into using whatever the suppressor manufacturer gives you. Check out the information and pictures below.

LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo ASR Mount 1 copy

LANTAC DGN556B-ASR™ Dragon® Advanced Muzzle Brake with SilencerCo™ ASR Quick Mount Suppressor Adapter. The DGN556B-ASR™ is precision machined, hardened to 48Rc and nitride finished for enhanced corrosion resistance. It features our patented gas handling system that reduces muzzle rise and recoil to zero, meaning that the only recoil felt by the shooter is from the movement of the carrier and buffer within the buffer tube. Its unique Short Energy Pulse system reduces length of recoil so that repeating shot energy cannot overlap and knock the shooter off target. Full auto fire is possible with massively reduced recoil and muzzle climb, meaning that all shots fall on target. With the addition of the SilencerCo ASR quick mount system it is now possible to mount the SilencerCo Saker, Omega Suppressors and the Blast Shield.

LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo ASR Mount 3 copy

The DGN556B-ASR™ Brake/ Mount is threaded 1/2-28UNEF and is designed to be used with 5.56/.223 Caliber ammunition only.

Comes with appropriate shim set for timimg the brake / mount. X2 .34mm, X3 .22mm, X3 .11mm, X4 .075mm & x1 2mm Washer.

https://www.lantac-usa.com/product-page/dragon-silencerco-asr-quick-mount-muzzle-brake-223-556

I’m sure many of you have already heard that there was a large amount of layoffs at SilencerCo recently. As soon as some of the effected employees started posting updates on Facebook the news started to spread like wild fire. SilencerCo has remained relatively silent on what happened or why it happened but immediately tons of industry people started pointing fingers at the rush to buy prior to ATF-41F ruling from last year, the new HPA (Hearing Protection Act), etc. and it certainly seems like the perfect storm has occurred. I personally do not know anyone at SilencerCo but I do know quite a few guys at GEMTECH so I figured I would contact them to get their thoughts on the situation. 

NFA Review Channel Suppressor CollectionPhoto by NFA Review Channel

Ron Martinez, the CEO of GEMTECH and ASA (American Suppressor Association) board member, is in favor of the Hearing Protection Act and has been saying since last November (by the way, he was with the Trump’s in New York on election night and at the inaugural ball) that we do not have sixty votes in the senate, which is needed to pass and his best analysis is that there are ten red states President Trump won that have democrat senators up for re-election. This leads him to believe that HPA will pass toward the end of 2018 as an election issue.

Ron Martinez had the following to say … “Unfortunately there have been some misleading statements about the Hearing Protection Act. It will not pass in the first 100 days. You have to understand the process in Washington DC. I met with Idaho Senator Crapo’s office, who is sponsoring the HPA bill in the Senate. It will take a while as I have said before. The bill sits now in the Senate Finance Committee trying to get to a hearing meeting. The process is long and will take until the end of 2018 at best.

There are many other bills as well as confirmations that will pass before HPA such ones regarding income tax cuts, corporate tax cuts, building a wall, the fight against ISIS, Obamacare, new supreme court nominee and cabinet.”

As you can imagine, there are tons of people who have thought “Well, I might as well wait until the HPA passes to buy a suppressor.” Unfortunately we don’t know when or even if the HPA will pass. Those that are holding out may be shocked when the company they wanted to buy a suppressor from after the HPA passes is maybe out of business or that there is a massive run on suppressors causing a lack of availability and inflated prices.

The moral of the story is…if you want to buy a suppressor, buy it now. Pay the $200 tax and start the process we’ve all become accustomed to. If/when the HPA passes you’ll most likely get that $200 back. Years from now we may all look back on this and think “Man it sure is a lot easier to buy a suppressor now than it was back then” but you sure won’t want to be caught up in the mad rush at the moment the HPA passes. 

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – September 23, 2014 | Aimed at educating the general public about the science and application of firearm suppressors, leading manufacturer SilencerCo released today an animated infographic.

While silencer purchases have increased rapidly in recent years, a vast majority of the public is unaware that the device can be purchased in most states. The image, shown below, was designed to combat many of these misconceptions.

More information on silencers and ownership can be found at SilencerCo.com/Ownership.

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