Yet Another Torture Test: This Time AR-15 Pistol

Nathan S
by Nathan S

BigDaddyHoffman1911 is the latest YouTube channel to hop on the “torture” test band-wagon, albiet this time I would consider it a legitimate test of a product. BigDaddy and his clan put the KAK Flash Can, an aluminum blast-forward muzzle device through a heavy battery of fire to see if its aluminum construction can handle some hot 5.56 loadings. 300 rounds later, the gas tube is red-hot and the KAK is in good shape.

Hit the video below to see the extent of how the aluminum device held up to the 300 round duty-cycle. While not a definitive or exhaustive test, I personally would have no issue putting it on the front of one of my rifles. The lower weight is even better!

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Thedonn007 Thedonn007 on Aug 19, 2015

    The ammo they blasted through that thing cost more then the KAK Flash Can.

    • Don Don on Aug 19, 2015

      @thedonn007 Not for the guy running the test, he got the ammo for free he said.

  • DataMatters DataMatters on Aug 19, 2015

    Turning ammo into Youtube views. I wonder if the fools who make these videos ever break even. Honestly, what is the point except redneck street cred? There is nothing remotely scientific about any of these torture tests. Everyone knows an AR type rifle will break if you shoot it a lot without letting it cool off.

    • Don Don on Aug 19, 2015

      @DataMatters He said that Blacked Out Arms supplied the ammo for their test. Most of the guys who make these videos who have high viewer counts are given the products to test and most of them also get the ammo for free as well. So they get the best of both worlds, they get free ammo and they get to try some cool new toys. The same thing goes for the guys / gals that test bike equipment, camping equipment etc... Some times they are given the products after their tests are complete and their videos are uploaded and some time they have to return the products.