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Frequently Asked Questions: Does Faxon Offer Pinned Gas Blocks And What Are the Pin Specs?

Dec 7th 2016

Yes and No. For our retail customers, Faxon currently only offers its own and various adjustable gas blocks. These blocks vary from set-screw style to clamp-on depending on the manufacturer. These gas blocks are not pinned and we apologize, we do not offer the option for Faxon to do at the factory for individual retail sale at this time. For customers interested in pinned gas blocks, please see our dealer AIM Surplus. We manufacture barrels in large volume for AIM which allows us to cr
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Frequently Asked Questions: Faxon Barrels & Compatibility with AR-15 Mil-Spec Uppers

Dec 7th 2016

We're thrilled to see Faxon barrels populating across the market and industry. In fact, all the photos our customers send in are sent throughout the office. As gun guys, we like looking at, talking about, and working on guns. Further, we're honored to see the selection of Faxon barrels in custom builds featuring parts from the best of the industry. Almost all AR-15 and component manufacturers (including Faxon) follow the same "Mil-Spec" created by the US Government for the M-16 rifle. As su
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9MM Barrel Compatibility with Reloads & SAAMI Specifications

Dec 5th 2016

Like many in the shooting world, we have come to embrace the fun with pistol caliber carbines. We thoroughly enjoy manufacturing and shooting the barrels, especially at competition! Likewise, we love the enthusiasm from our reloading customers on setting up their loads for our 9mm barrels. We get loads of questions on max over-all length (OAL), best combo's, etc. One of the most common issues we run into is customers who are loading to max OAL with heavy bullets or loading to custom lengths
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Technical Interface Documents - Faxon Barrels

Nov 14th 2016

One of the most common questions our Customer Service team receives is, "Will (X) bolt / carrier group work with your barrel?" Most of the time, the answer is "Yes!" as AR-15 parts work off of the same military specification. Unfortunately, this same specification is not available across all platforms and calibers. For example, LR-308 / AR-10s  (large frame AR's) are notorious for seemingly compatible products ultimately not working. To ensure correct matching of functional compon
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Frequently Asked Questions: What Is Faxon's Rated Barrel Life?

Oct 31st 2016

We are often asked the question "how long will your barrels last?", "What is your barrel life?", or "How long will I shoot at sub MOA?" All of these are great questions! Unfortunately, the answer is difficult to formally specify as its subject to long list of variables.Since there is no detailed military specification on how to test "barrel life" commonly between companies, we do not formally rate the life of a barrel. Perhaps the biggest question is "Will my barrel last (X) rounds?". We ty
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