Loose Flash Hider or Muzzle Brake on your AK?
"I just bought a Flash Hider/ Muzzle Brake for my AK. It came in the mail and I did cart wheels all the way to my AK. But when I put it on... its loose.. There isn't a notch where it needs to be! What do I do?"
Some people care and some don't. Some say it effects accuracy... But if nothing els it can be dangerous if its loose enough to get a bullet hit....
to allow at least one round to actually nick it. i've attached some
photos to show the damage [SEE:bottom of post]. could have been a bad day for me...instead, it was bad for the brake."
There are several things you can do...
1. One you can dremel or file a new notch where it needs to be. Then blue the notch so it doesn't rust.
"Package of rubber washers at WalMart (under $2) for garden hoses, they are just right for 24mm." - jager
"I bought my rubber o ring from Lowes with military discount. I put it on all my AK rifles and now the loose feeling is not , it is nice and tight. Very helpful. I have noticed some accuracy improvements on it also. Nothing spectacular but I did notice a difference." - PRDubi
3. "If you can find the right size split-washer, that should lock it up very nicely. probably a $0.05 fix at your local hardware store. " - tysheehan
4. I thnk the best way to fix this problem is with a Crush washer or a Jam nut....This is my choice because your "rigging" might come "unrigged" just at the wrong time.
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