Things are happy in Fountain Valley Californina at SureFire, as a number of their products have been assigned NATO Stock Numbers (NSN).
So what does it mean? Getting a NATO Stock Number means that your product gets a a 13-digit code and becomes a standardized material (“stock listed”) and recognized by all NATO countries including the United States Department of Defense. There are also some countries that are not members of NATO that use the system.
One of their Suppressors and no less than the three different SureFire muzzle devices for 5.56 mm rifles have now been “baptized” with NATO numbers.
Above you can see a picture of the suppressor, with the text describing it just below:
SOCOM556-RC2 / NSN 1005-01-668-4190
Hold the Objective. Attach the SOCOM556-RC2 to any 5.56 mm weapon system with a minimum barrel length of 10 inches, and you will. The RC2 showcases our USSOCOM contract-winning know-how in cutting-edge suppressor design, and incorporates the latest in manufacturing techniques and materials to produce the most exceptional tool of its kind. Count on it to deliver the utmost in sound, flash and dust signature reduction. Precision-built of advanced Inconel alloys and stainless steel, and CNC laser-welded for uncompromising durability, the RC2 features unique internal baffling that reduces backpressure and sound, matching supreme accuracy with extreme quiet when compared to an unsuppressed weapon. It’s the best overall suppressor in any environment.
SFMB-556-1/2-28 NSN 1005-01-668-7486
Reign Over Recoil. SureFire SFMB muzzle brake suppressor adapters greatly reduce both recoil impulse and muzzle rise so that your weapon tracks straight back, keeping you on target for faster shot-to-shot recovery. Our proprietary Impulse Diffusion design minimizes side blast and rear-directed concussion effects. Precision machined from U.S. mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock and DLC-coated for extreme durability, they are available for a variety of weapon calibers and muzzle thread specs, and every SFMB serves as a rock-solid mounting adapter for SureFire’s combat-proven SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors. The SFMB design incorporates multiple bearing surfaces to ensure superior suppressor alignment. Blind pilot holes at the 3 o’ clock and 9 o’clock positions enable fine-tuning of recoil characteristics for individual shooting styles or ammunition characteristics. Blind pilot holes at the 6 o’clock position enable indexing the adapter at the bottom dead center. All that’s required is a basic hand drill and appropriate drill bits.
SF3P-556-1/2-28 NSN 1005-01-626-8770
Hide Your Position. SureFire’s advanced SF3P three-prong flash hiders deliver superior performance with a patent-pending design that greatly reduces muzzle flash — typically greater than 99% — when compared with a plain muzzle. Available for use with a variety of rifle calibers and muzzle thread specs, they are precision-machined from U.S. mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock and DLC-coated to resist erosion for consistent high performance. SF3P flash hiders feature robust tines built to withstand the rigors of combat, and every SF3P is carefully inspected for concentricity and alignment, ensuring a rock-solid mounting surface for SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors.
WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 / NSN 1005-01-646-9074
Choose the Best of Both Worlds. Flash hider? Muzzle brake? The proprietary design of SureFire’s WARCOMP flash hiders/suppressor adapters provides the best attributes of both devices. WARCOMPs deliver superior flash reduction and significantly reduce muzzle rise, helping to conceal your location, preserve your dark-adapted vision and keep you on target for faster follow-up shots. They effectively eliminate more than 98% of all muzzle flash, even on short-barreled rifles, and their port direction can be optimized for virtually any shooting style. Precision-machined from U.S. mill-certified, heat-treated stainless steel bar stock, every WARCOMP includes high-precision single-point cut barrel threads for optimum thread interface. DLC coating provides maximum protection under harsh environmental conditions and facilitates cleaning even after extreme use. Surefire WARCOMPs are the best suppressor adapters in the world. Period.
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