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Old 01-26-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Compensators attached w/set screws

I bought my son, nephew and myself each a HiPoint 9mm carbine for fun shooting, and in the booklet that comes with them, this is one of the accessories they offer. We have AR-15s and want these on the HiPoints for asthetics only, (rifle hasta look mean) but the HiPoint salesgirl said they are not threaded and are friction fit and attached with a set screw. Did some googling, but not much help, so to the experts here. I'm new to shooting and I've never heard of "friction fit" and this set screw deal sounds dangerous. Also don't know what a gunsmith would charge for threading the barrel if I went with a threaded one, especially spending extra $$$ on an inexpensive rifle.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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Comps that are friction fit with set screws are usually bored big enough to make sure there is no bullet/comp contact that they are basically for show only. No real safety issue. Threading a barrel for a real comp is not very expensive and you can buy AR type comps reasonably cheap. Make sure that you get one for the appropriate caliber or it will be leaving the barrel right quick on the first shot. MidwayUSA. com has a boatload of models.
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