Apparently Weapon Outfitters will not rest until I build an AR-15 with a 13.7″ barrel. As if it wasn’t already hard enough to resist the siren song of a short, light, and handy barrel that has basically no flash when coupled with a permanently attached BE Meyers 249F flash suppressor, now they have released one of their most affordable 13.7″ barrel options yet.
These are Faxon Firearms barrels (which I have had very good luck with in limited testing) that have been cut and threaded by Parallax Tactical. They have a midlength gas system, 5.56 chamber, 1 in 8″ twist, and government profile. The barrels are machined from 4150 steel and Melonite QPQ finished inside and out.
At just over $200, they look like a great place to start a build. Check out the new 13.7″ barrels at Weapon Outfitters.
speaking of barrel lengths, what is up with 17.7″ AR barrels?
I’ve never heard of a 17.7″ before. Did you mean a 14.7″ barrel?
14.5″ barrels require an extended flash house to be pinned & welded to achieve the 16″ minimum length. An A2 flash house only adds 1.9 inches to a barrel. A 14.7″ barrel means you can pin & weld any flash hider you want.
I know right? But I mean 17.7″
I like the 14.7″ barrels, close enough to looking like a milspec carbine barrel without an extended muzzle break.
But I can’t figure out why a 17.7″ barrel vs an 18″ barrel.