Video: Suppressed Machine Gun Baffle Strike Failure
OutdoorHub Reporters 04.30.12
According to everything I’ve read online, the Silencers Are Legal Shoot held in Dallas, Texas over the weekend was a safe, enjoyable and productive time for all attendees. Unfortunately, something went wrong with a suppressor mounted on a Mk 46 machine gun (a variant of the 5.56x45mm M249 SAW) at the shoot. According to comments online, the suppressor had wiggled loose, causing bullets leaving the muzzle to strike one of the baffles in the accessory, launching it down range. Thankfully, no one was hurt – though the destruction of an expensive piece of equipment like a suppressor is certainly painful for the person who has to replace it! Check out the video of the incident below.