Tuesday, April 2, 2013
SEI Unveils Compliant Gas Lock for SOCOM 16 Owners in Ban States
The SEI Compliant Gas Lock (#2001-V-GL-C) is designed for customers with a Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 rifle who live in states where muzzle threads, flash hiders or even muzzle brakes are prohibited. The SEI Compliant Gas Lock features a front sight deck height that has been engineered to allow use of a Standard GI Sight (#2055), a NM Front Sight (#2004), the Tritium Combat Bar Sight (#2018) or the Tritium Combat Dot Sight (#2019).
The SEI Compliant Gas Lock is made from solid bar stock 1144 Fatigue-Proof Steel and features a mil spec Magnesium Phosphate finish. Smith Enterprise recommends our proprietary XF-7 Grease (#1019) for use on the muzzle threads during installation.
The factory muzzle brake that comes standard on the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 is a one-piece casting and sits at a lower deck height than that on a standard M14/M1A. The XS sight installed on the factory Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 brake is taller than the standard M14 sight in order to compensate for the low deck height. The blade and aperture on the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 are much larger than those on the standard. The blade on the Factory SOCOM XS sight is .135 and the rear aperture is .130”, compared to a front sight width of .075” and an aperture of .065” on a standard size. Smith Enterprise therefore recommends the aforementioned sights on our product.
The customer will be able to weld the gas lock to their gas cylinder if needed to conform to any regulations in their state.
The SEI Compliant Gas Lock retails at SEI for $85. They are in-stock and ready to ship. For more information or to order one, call (480) 964-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org us today.