I'm desperately trying to find some fake/inert can(s) that can be attached to an AAC 51T flash hider. The cans need to be able to be fired through as well. Ideally, it would be an AAC look-a-like M4-2000, but beggars can't be....
Here is what I know:
1. AAC has periodically produced dummy cans themselves. In fact, in their 2011 catalog they have a M4-2000 fake can listed (called M4-2000 dummy). The problem is they no longer make it.
2. Magpul PTS (hong kong) has licensed the M4-2000 to make as a fake can for airsoft. I will say, they did a fantastic job and their fake cans attach to a fake AAC 51T Flash hider that is included with the purchase (with 14mm CCW in airsoft speak, or 14x1 LH in the real world0. The fake hider is the same weight and nearly identical dimensions to my real 51Ts, too bad I don't have an AK47 with 14x1LH threads or I'd try it. BUT I'm way too scared to try the fake M4-2000 silencer attached to one of my 51Ts though, especially after the very stern warnings I've received from Magpul PTS plus the fact that it isn't just a solid piece of metal like one of those fake shrouds, but actually has some bizarre internal parts. Where is that damn remote firing station when you need one?
3. With the launch of the DPMS 300 Blackout rifle in the near future, one of the models supposedly will have a dummy AAC can on it, presumably attached to a real AAC flash hider.
4. There have been a few fake fake cans here and there, as is a likely explanation for the original can identified by the OP.
So, does anyone have any ideas on where I can find an inert/dummy can that can attach to an AAC 51T flash hider, and can actually be fired through? Given the nature of the attachment mechanism used by AAC with the 51T/M4-2000, I'm guessing the fake can would have to be a M4-2000 copy.
AAC makes dummies of all the cans for trade shows and dealers, but they are not for sale. They are aluminum and are designed so that if you make a mistake and shoot through them, it will be OK, but they are in no way meant for shoot through use.
The DPMS dummy can is just a chunk of aluminum that threads onto the 1/2-28 muzzle threads and goes back over the exposed barrel to make it look like an SBR.
Don't even think of firing through the PTS can.
But, like Historian said so eloquently- why?