After church yesterday I ran home and headed off to test some of the gear (some on sale, some under development) with the guys from Templar Custom, with the focus on the the newMC-E (AKA “Mickey”) muzzle brake and the Siege suppressor. I’ve generally not been a fan of brakes due to the fact that most of the time I’m shooting I’m on a firing line with shooters on either side of me, and I don’t like to port muzzle blast in their faces. I’ve generally been content with the old A2 flash hider, keeping things simple.
I may have to reconsider that, as the MC-E eliminates muzzle rise, even on burst fire. They went on sale Friday.
Yeah, I was playing around with pairs. No, this dealer sample select-fire assault rifle is not something the general public can buy. Thank the corrupt Democrats that pushed through the Hughes Amendment in 1986 as part of the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), making the manufacture of real assault rifles for the civilian market illegal 27 years ago. I probably should have just let it rip to really demo the ability of the MC-E to arrest muzzle climb, but figured most folks with select-fire capability rarely burn ammo with little reason, and prefer short bursts.
After the “Mickey” brake, we tested one of the suppressors under development, the Siege.
If you listen close, you’ll notice that you hear a shot, then a click a second or so later. The click is the trigger resetting. That’s how quiet the suppressor is in comparison. We also shot some other video that hasn’t posted yet.
I didn’t get any photos of anyone shooting the single-shot 50 BMG developed by one of our engineers while it was being used, so I swiped this photo from Templar’s Facebook page. I’d never fired a .50 BMG rifle before, so this was a new experience for me.
Shooting at a torso-sized steel target at 833 yards in a 25 MPH full-value crosswind, I might have anticipated the shot a little, and dropped it two feet short. I rationalize it into a hit by claiming that if the target had legs, a 750-grain bullet would have taken it off. Is that a legitimate excuse? I dunno, but that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.