Chondro is to Kodiak as JohnInNH is to Triad
este.. Thank you...
Are you familiar with how the TRIAD works? (I suspect you are) But for those who are not.....
Compare an AAC fixed barrel spacer (just and AL tube instead of the ASAP spring) The tube forces all the hot gasses into the first AL baffle vs. the TRIAD which actually insures the silencer is concentric to the Trilug, adds an extra steel baffle of sorts, which helps protect the 1st baffle, and allows some of the hot gas to enter the perforations in the piston area instead of focusing them at the 1st baffle. That is a big difference.
It also lets me attach the silencer in seconds and I can switch from one mount to another in seconds. It is more accurate, helps limit some wear on the 1st baffle, is quieter, and is a true fast attach mount, unlike ones that you still have to screw on with spring mechanisms that can get stuck, mounts that come loose, or wobble. The TRIAD is SOLID and just plain works.. All that AND it enhances performance.
I think a lot of people have no clue what it does and the benefits of using one over the fixed barrel spacer.
It does add some weight an length. Big whoop.
Just as I am not bashful about something not being a good performer like the old core Prodigy (but they fixed that. Thank you AAC), and the inability to pay for an upgrade of the Old core Evo-9. I also feel that when something works very well it should get extra recognition ... Not many people talk about the TRIAD mount or even show what one looks like. It is what makes the Evo-9 worth getting. w/o it, the EVO-9 is is nothing really all that special. I think the EVO-9 "package" is what makes it really stand out Not everyone looks at it that way.
Oh, and I am as HOT for a Kodiak as Chrondo is. Enough so I am driving down week one Sep. ... I have really started to HATE the blow back I get with the tight conventional silencers, the Prodigy as much as I like it, is a blow back offender.
I am also as hot on using my Cyclone-K on a AR-15 as I am with the TRIAD.
When things work better than the usual or traditional I would rather step out of the box and use them.
I absolutely will be getting a Liberty .22 .. as much as I like the clam shell of the SilencerCO the Kodiak with it's reduced blow back and MUCH easier core cleaning out weighs the reduced tube cleaning time the Sparrow clam shell saves you. You STILL have to use a bronze brush or bead blast them to clean it. Plus that core must be a pisser to clean. You HAVE to have a bead blaster to clean that...
With the Kodiak you can use a knife for the baffles, and the removal of the core cleans most of the crud in the tube... Then a few strokes with a 10 ga brush and you are done.
So make me a fanatic on the Kodiak, and a take apart center-fire silencer, and the TRIAD, and a threaded 308 silencer, and a 308 on a 223, and also the Osprey for many reasons. Oh I almost forgot, the 18" 1:8 twist for the AAC blackout 308 rifle.. that was EPIC. .. Oh, and let's not forget the 6.5 MPC too
AS new designs start to come out I am sure I will be HOT on some of those as well. Like Brooks at Thompson with his small light wiped cans. They too have some Very COOL stuff.