Backup Tactical – Reliable Thread Protectors

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I am a geek in many ways: one of which involves camo patterns. Camo holsters, camo clothes and even camo phone cases. I make no apologies for my love of earthy patterns. So when I saw the Kryptek camo thread protector from Backup Tactical, something stirred inside me. Usually thread protectors are lackluster pieces of knurled metal. Not here.

Backup Tactical Thread Protectors

Backup Tactical Thread Protectors

Now, if you are expecting pages upon pages of in-depth review, I’m going to go ahead and stop you right there. It’s a thread protector for crying out loud. But they are definitely unique enough to get some air time.

Two things: First, I’m not a “bling” kind of guy, and some versions of the Reliable Thread Protector border on “gun bling”. But I also recognize that I am the last person anyone should take style advice from. Second, the guns I have threaded all have dedicated suppressors, so the situations where I would need a thread protector might be less than other shooters.

Backup Tactical Thread Protectors

Backup Tactical Thread Protectors

But the team at Backup Tactical have put together a well made, good looking and affordable thread protector. And as suppressor ownership increases at a record pace, thankfully there is going to be a lot more threads to protect. We might as well have some style choices.

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Backup Tactical – Reliable Thread Protectors

Currently, only the 1/2×28 thread pattern is available, but the company has plans to release protectors in other popular thread pitches very soon. Besides the Kryptek pattern, my other favorite was the red, white and blue ‘stars and bars’ version.

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Owner/operator Jason Bayne created custom thread protectors just for himself for years. But when shooters at his range asked him “Where did you get those?”, Bayne decided to take his idea to the commercial market. And Backup Tactical has thread protectors to fit almost any style.

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I almost forgot. As thread protectors they work as advertised. They spin on easily with no wobble and they mount up flush to the shoulder.

Honestly, with all the custom Glock builds and refinishing options available these days, I can see the Reliable Thread Protector selling well. Check them out.

Backup Tactical

www.BackupTactical.com

Reliable Thread Protectors – 1/2 x 28 (other thread patterns coming soon).

Material/Manufacturing: Aluminum alloy/CNC machined.

Made in the USA.

MSRP – $29.99 as of 5/20

Street – $19.95

Contact:

http://backuptactical.com/contact/



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Nicholas C

    Something different. Most threaded barrels have thread protectors though. At least the ones I have do. this is more of a bling thing than anything else. I do like the stars and bars. Might look good on my Sig P938.

    They should make longer ones for odd length threads like those on 10/22s.

  • m-cameron

    man, im so glad someone finally came out with some RELIABLE thread protectors…..all my current ones keep jamming on me…..

    • Pete M

      They may not be for everybody, but they cost less than most thread protectors. Just more style.

  • Pete M

    Boom. Thanks for the video.

  • CS

    Aluminum Alloy on steel, isn’t that a recipe for galvanic corrosion? Also the website says they cost a whopping $29.99 +$5 shipping for something that essentially looks like a fancy version of a hardware store item!

    • Pete M

      Thanks. I’ve updated the post to reflect the new price. There must have been a price increase from the time I wrote the review to today

  • Volk

    One day I’m gonna go blind from the constant eye rolling the firearms industry causes me with their Punisher branding on literally everything.

    • Edeco

      To each theys own, and I understand that a lot of people are just getting a quick larf out of using punisher skull stuff, that it doesn’t have to mean much or completely make sense. Playful memento mori and/or comic book geek thing maybe. But I can’t wrap my head around why that particular motif seems to have caught on so strongly.*

      *Man, I must have just caught a browser update, the new autocorrect is viciously assertive yet philistine, doesn’t recognize ‘memento mori’. Laggy also.

    • iksnilol

      Worst part is, I actually like the Punisher as a comic book character.

  • iksnilol

    You can just use an A2 flash hider. It’s cheaper, actually does something (if you want to shoot unsuppressed) and looks way better.

    • Cymond

      Most flash suppressors aren’t bored for 9mm. That would be bad. Also, indexing could be an issue with an A2. I prefer something that doesn’t need to be indexed.

      • iksnilol

        You can bore out an A2 to 9mm easily if you have a drill.

        Also indexing ins’t that big of a deal. You don’t need to screw it on supertight. So you can turn it back half a rotation or something to make sure the holes are the correct way. Or you can just cut it down.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    He needs to do TiN plating on the Celtics

  • Cymond

    I’m not paying triple for some bling that will only be used when the suppressor is off.

  • $19.99 seems like the going price among retailers.

  • AD

    Not a fan of the fancy coloured ones, but… I have to say, the ones with the celtic knotwork look pretty damned cool to me. Yes, I am a hypocrite.