Originally Posted by barth
If the flash hider was real,
it would extend the barrel and make it ~4 inches longer.
I like it being about 20 inches over all length.
And prefer the better velocity from 10.5 vs 8.5 barrel.
No it wouldn't. Muzzle devices thread onto the front sight block, not the barrel. So if the flash hider wasn't fake, the barrel would be shorter
(end at the FSB).
The general consensus is that Arsenal screwed the pooch on this one, there's no reason to have a long barrel and fake muzzle device. Coupled with the lack of the latch on the front left for a folding stock, the damn thing doesn't even make a good SBR starter, which should have been Arsenal's original intention.