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​Faxon Firearms Announces SLIM Brakes, Flash Hiders, & SLIM 16” Legal Welded Brake/Barrel Combo’s

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(CINCINNATI, OH) - Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of two new SLIM muzzle devices, a 3-port muzzle brake and a tri-prong flash hider. The new SLIM devices are machined to a .620” outer diameter, making them the perfect companion for pencil, GUNNER, and similar barrel profiles. SLIM muzzle devices are manufactured from gun-barrel quality steel and QPQ Nitride coated for durability and longevity.

When installed, the SLIM series muzzle devices match the threaded shoulder, maintaining the thin profile of the host barrel. Further, they allow the user to mount and remove the gas block without having to remove the muzzle device, allowing shooters to reconfigure their rifles without having to visit a gunsmith.

Initially the SLIM devices will be offered as permanently welded muzzle devices attached to 14.5” Pencil and GUNNER profile barrels. Both the brake and flash hider will be available on both profiles.

“We listened to our customers. With Faxon offering the lightest pencil profile barrels in the industry, our customers asked for companion muzzle devices,” said Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management, “Instead of offering standard devices, we sought to improve upon and offer the lightest steel devices possible. The SLIM devices are the perfect complement to the Pencil and GUNNER profiles and the added modularity allows customers to modify their 16” legal firearms without a gunsmith.”

Retail for the muzzle devices is set at $59.99, including the mounting/timing kit. Retail for the SLIM equipped barrels is between $249 for GUNNER profiles and $259 for pencil profiles. The first SLIM equipped barrels with brakes have shipped to dealers including Right to Bear, Brownells, AIM Surplus, and others. SLIM flash hider equipped barrels will be shipping mid Q1 with the individual muzzle devices being offered as stand-alone products as soon as possible.

Muzzle Device Specifications:

SLIM 3-Port Muzzle Brake
• Material: Gun Barrel Quality Steel
• Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
• Thread: 1/2"-28 TPI
• Weight: 1.12 Ounces
• Length: 2.125 Inches
• Diameter: .620”
• Caliber: .223/5.56

SLIM Tri Prong Flash Hider:
• Material: Gun Barrel Quality Steel
• Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
• Thread: 1/2"-28 TPI
• Weight: .96 Ounces
• Length: 2.125 Inches
• Diameter: .620”
• Caliber: .223/5.56

SLIMLINE Barrel Specifications (Pencil Profile, Permanently Attached):
• Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Steel
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 16.1”
• Barrel Profile: Pencil
• Barrel Gas System: Mid
• Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
• Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .625"
• Gas Port Diameter: .078"
• Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1"
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.15 lbs (No Device) 19.36 Ounces (Flash Hider), 19.52 Ounces (Brake)
• Magnetic Particle Inspected!
• 11-degree Target Crown

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace. Faxon focuses on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovating accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.
Stop by booth 7110 at SHOT Show to see the SLIM devices, SLIM barrels, and Faxon’s other new products. 

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