Q: Do you offer Military, Law Enforcement, or First Responder discounts?
A: Yes! We do offer a disount to Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders through our Guardian Purchase Program. Instructions to apply for the discount can be found here.
Q: Do you offer custom gunsmithing services?
A: No, we do not currently offer custom gunsmithing services. This includes but is not limited to pinning and welding of muzzle devices, installing/pinning front sight towers or gas blocks, custom coatings, or color variations, cutting down or modifying existing barrels. Additionally, we do not currently offer custom manufacturing of individual barrels or parts.
Q: Do you have an accuracy guarantee on your barrels?
A: We do not offer an accuracy guarantee on our barrels due to the number of variables (receivers, bolt, ammunition, optics, trigger, shooter, etc.) at hand when it comes to accuracy. However, we can guarantee that all Faxon Firearms barrels are held to .0002" concentricity in the bore, which is mechanically capable of fantastic accuracy.
Faxon Firearms offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all parts that we produce. If you are not satisfied with how your barrel is performing, please contact us and let us know. We will work with you to make it right.
Q: What is your recommended barrel break-in procedure?
A: Generally speaking, QPQ nitride treated barrels like ours do not require any special or rigorous break-in procedures, but we have outlined a simplified and abbrviated routine below that we recommend going through before testing for final accuracy. As both our 4150CMV Duty Series barrels and our 416-R Stainless Steel Match Series barrels are treated with QPQ nitride, this process will work for both of them:
1. Shoot once, clean copper out. Repeat this twice.
2. Shoot five rounds, clean copper out.
3. Shoot ten rounds, clean copper out.
Caution: DO NOT use sectional steel cleaning rods like those found in military cleaning kits. Multi-setional steel rods can damage the bore of bare stainless barrels when used incorrectly.
Q: How do you test your barrels?
A: We check and test our barrels at multiple stages of production to maintain a high level of quality! After rifling, we test the diameter and concentricity of the bore, making sure it is held to .0002" or less. Once the barrel has been profiled, it goes through magnetic particle inspection to make sure that the steel has no cracks or deformation. Headspace is 100% checked by hand using custom precision ground gauges. The Faxon Eagle logo is only engraved after additional checks on the completed product and is our external promise of quality.
Q: Do you make your own barrels?
A: Yes! We start with raw bar stock 4150CMV or 416-R Stainless Steel, and do everything in-house from gun drilling to rifling to atmospheric thermal stress relieving and profiling.
Q: What treatment do you use on your barrels?
A: Our barrels either get a QPQ Salt Bath Nitride or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. We DO NOT QPQ Salt Bath Nitride AR15 or AR10 barrel extensions. Extensions are black oxide finished to match the barrels (or coated in Nickle-Teflon for the Match Series barrels) and left in their original heat-treated state for maximum strength and safety.
Q: What kind of barrel life can I expect?
A: Total barrel life will vary depending on caliber, level of use, quality of ammunition used, and cleaning/maintenance schedule. Generally, we expect our barrels to have a lifespan of between 20,000 and 30,000 rounds with regular cleaning and maintenance and mild use (not being shot extensively while hot). That being said, we have some barrels used for demonstration and testing purposed that exceed 30,000 rounds fired and are still going strong!
Q: What rate of twist do you use for each caliber?
A: As a general rule, we tend to stick to SAAMI specifications for rate of twist for any given caliber. However, there are some exceptions to that rule. See below the twist rates we use on any given caliber.
5.56/.223 Wylde - 1:8
.300 Blackout - 1:8 or 1:5
6.5 Grendel - 1:8
6mm ARC - 1:7.5
7.62x39 - 1:8
350 Legend - 1:16
450 Bushmaster - 1:16
458 Socom - 1:14
9mm - 1:10
.308 Winchester - 1:10
6.5 Creedmoor - 1:8
8.6 Blackout - 1:3
Q: What roll pin size do you use on your gas blocks?
A: The pinned gas block barrels use a 3/32"x38" roll pin to attach the gas block to the barrel (this should be in a small baggie inside the barrel bag with the barrel). To attach the gas tube to the gas block, a 5/64"x5/16" roll pin is required (when purchased from us, this pin comes with the gas tube, this pin DOES NOT come with the gas block).
Q: What kind of accuracy can I expect from an ARAK?
A: We have been able to stay constantly under an inch at 100 meters off a bench with good ammunition and suitable optics.
Q: Are any ARAK-21 parts interchangable with standard AR15 parts?
A: Some, but only a few in the bolt. The only common parts are the firing pin, the ejector spring, and the extractor spring. All of the parts and part sets that you will require will be available on our website. Note, the ARAK-21 bolt is NOT CROSS COMPATIBLE with AR15 bolts. The ARAK-21 is compatible with standard mil-spec AR15 fire control groups.
Q: What does my shipping status mean?
A: Thank you for your purchase with Faxon Firearms! We appreciate your business! Please see below what the various shipping status' mean.
Awaiting Fulfillment: Your order is in our system! Our shipping team has your order in their queue and it will be filled in the order it was received. Please note our shiping hours are Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Eastern time.
Your Order Has Shipped: Your order has been packed into a shipping box by our shipping team, and they have put the shipping label on the package. When the label is printed the tracking number is created in the shipping carriers system. When you receive this email, it does not mean that your package has been picked up from our facility by the shipping carrier you chose at checkout, and your tracking link may show that your item has no information yet, DON'T PANIC! This only begins to update when the carrier picks up from our facility and they scan the package. Please allow up to 24 hours to begin to update as the shipping carriers scan the labels into their systems.
Q: I have technical questions and that is not addressed here. What should I do?
A: Check out our dedicated blog posts to some of the frequently asked questions that our customer service team sees regularly. Some of these questions require more "long winded" and technical answers. We add dedicated FAQ blogs to our site to store this information to help better answer your questions! If you do not see your question answered there, contact us! We would be happy to answer your questions. Who knows, your question may be the inspiration behind the next dedicated blog post!
Q: What can you tell me about your Integral Muzzle Device barrels?
A: Our Integral Muzzle Device barrels are offered in two different styles, an Integral Muzzle Brake or an Integral A2 Style Flash Hider. These barrels are currently offered in both 5.56 NATO and 9mm variants. It is like using a 14.5" barrel with a pinned and welded muzzle device to get you to the 16" minimum length as outlined in the NFA without actually having to pin and weld a muzzle device. The barrels were designed so the gas block will fit over the milled in muzzle device allowing you to remove it if you need to for cleaning/maintenence. Learn more about these barrels in this post.
Q: Do you offer any OEM manufacturing services?
A: Yes, absolutely! We would be happy to assist you with your next project and be a part of what you are working on. Please visit this page for more information on our OEM manufacturing capabilities.
I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED HERE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Simple! Please contact us! We are always happy to "talk shop" and answer questions regarding our products! You can reach us via email: email@example.com
Or via phone: 513-280-8861