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Here are the long overdue pictures of my pride and joy. Sorry if the quality isn't quite what it was the last go around, but we were a bit more rushed for time and did not have ideal lighting conditions. In case some of you don't already know the stats, the pistol is a M9A1 with PT three dot blue/green/blue night sights, a Steyr factory threaded barrel (13.5x1 LH), and a SSG Knives USP9SD thread protector. The laser/light unit is a Streamlight/Insight M6X and the pistol is, of course, equipped with a hogue tool grip. The flashlight is a Surefire G-2 (best $35 you can spend, IMHO).

This picture kinda shows how I modified my Blade-Tech UCH to accommodate for the threaded barrel.


I Blade-Tech opens up a bit at the bottom to allow the slight bit of factory barrel to hang between the kydex, but I dremmeled away some more of the material so the thread protector would clear. This setup works, though I found out the other day that teflon tape on the barrel is a must to insure proper retention of the thread protector.


Without thread protector:


With thread protector:



The thread protector has somehow made the business end of the gun look much more intimidating, IMHO.



That's all for now. I would like to throw up a picture of my new complete carry rig, but I couldn't find one I liked out of the pictures we took. Excluding any future updates to this thread, the next time you guys get a "Syntax M9A1 Porn" (v3.0) thread it will be complete with the AAC Evolution-9 I have on order. I'm going to try to include a few MPG's with that one, so stay tuned...
 

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VERY Nice!!!!!!

Im drooling.....
 

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Hey Syntax360!

Awesome pics! And yes, the Thread Protector adds +2 to the fear factor of the pistol! :twisted: 8)
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mugdava
 

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Dayam *tax :shock:

That thing come with wheels? :shock: J/K, Bro. :p BTW, can I borrow your pistol? I'll ship it back to ya, ASAP...after bout 2k rounds of downrange fun. Just tryin' ta help ya break 'er in, Bro. :twisted: Hehehhee... :p Very sexy. :)

Wulf <-- can't say he never offered to help outta Bro :twisted:
 

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I have a question about your thread protector. Does it have an O-Ring to increase the grip at all? I have seen a lot that come with that installed.
 

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No - it is just a piece of aluminum(?) that is threaded on the inside. Where have you seen the o-ring reside? Is there typically a groove inside the thread protector, or does someone just put an o-ring in the bottom and screw the thing on? I have access to a slew of o-rings in virtually every (applicable) size - I might have to give it a try, depending on how it is traditionally done...
 

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I've seen them for sale for H&K guns... I can't seem to find it at the moment. I'm heading to work right now but I'll try to locate a link when I get home. It had a green O-ring at the tip of the inside of the protector, past the threads to grab onto the naked part of the barrel.
 

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I've never seen it, but that certainly doesn't mean it's not out there...

I know the tacticals and USP9SD's come with o-ring'd barrels - is that what you are talking about? It's suppose to somehow enhance accuracy, though the general consensus is there is no observable difference...
 

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I know what you're talking about on the USP Tacticals and USP9SD's, but the O-Ring is covered by the slide when in battery. I've seen these thread protectors for sale on GunBroker and elsewhere. I was browsing around looking at suppressors and flash hiders the other day and came across some of them. I'm still on the hunt.... of course the ones that were on GunBroker are gone now :(
 

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threaded barrel

Nice Very nice. i was wondering who or where did you get the threaded barrel??? cant wait to see v3.0
keep up the great work
 

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I got the barrel from a forum member for an absolute steal. They can be had through SAI for (IIRC) $256.99 and take about 6 weeks to get...
 

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Great stuff! Thanks for all the ideas and how-to info. Bought M9A1 from CDNN a month ago - still at $339. Shoots like a dream. Just ordered the tool grip. Thanks again.
 
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