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Jumping into form 1 cans

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by amcardon, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. amcardon

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    Figured I needed to try something new, going to play around with a handful of form 1 cans...
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    Sooooo..... no details??
     
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    That's all you get... Just teasers...

    Nah, one is an SDTA tube, the others are from SPC. I'm going to be trying out a handful of different cups & cones, 50s, 60s, stepped, SPC pro... Some have Q adapters for cherry bombs, one will have an ASR mount.


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    I’ve been thinking of going this route. I am a master procrastinator
     
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    So is that $800 worth of form 1s?
     
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    Each can requires its own stamp, yes.

    Form 1 cans are not cheaper than production cans, but your stamp will come in quicker (my last one was 12 days) and you have more control over the materials and design. Most commercial cans are designed to be okay with supersonic and okay with subsonic ammo. With a form 1 can you can design it to be a purpose driven can.

    Also, I have 6 kids and we like to shoot together so it's nice to have multiple cans available when possible.


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    I'm going to tag along for this ride in hopes of seeing what all it takes to do a form 1 can. If kind of like to do one myself one of these days.
     
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    It's pretty straight forward, especially once you've decided on the can's job (platform and caliber). I wish I had been patient and picked up maverick precision tubes instead of the ones I have, but I'm not very patient and these will work just fine.

    After you've decided the purpose of the can that should give you some direction in the length of tube along with the type and number of cones/cups you'll need. Caliber will determine bore and clip size, sub vs super will determine single or double clipped as well as the type of spacing you need.

    Order the tube and parts, efile your form 1 (slightly different process depending on if you're filing under a trust or an individual) while you wait for parts, and once it comes in run it over to Steven at Hailey Ordnance and let them laser engrave it for you. Don't bore/drill anything till you have your stamp.

    If you have a mill, great. If you don't, you're probably best off ordering a jig to bore/clip your cups. You also have the option of having an SOT "recore" your tube (either bore and clip your cones for you or replace the non-existent cones with new ones).

    Lots of great resources out there, particularly the form 1 suppressor forum. I knew very little about them a couple months ago, now I feel like I have an okay grasp on them and the process.


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    I've never heard of that either. Tread lightly.
     
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    I have eight suppressors but, this is interesting. Thanks for posting it. Like Dennis , I have a mill.
     

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