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m16 brass deflector ?
« on: December 06, 2011, 05:19:38 pm »
got a request from my left handed shooter for a brass deflector to install on an M16A1.  have not really started looking yet.

any comments about which one's to look at,  which one's to Stay away from ?

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    Re: m16 brass deflector ?
    « Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 07:34:32 pm »
    http://tc-accessories.com/products.htm

    I know nothing about these, but they may work.
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    Re: m16 brass deflector ?
    « Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 11:23:47 pm »
    I thought a brass deflector was forged into most AR uppers  :shrug . Isn't that what the wedge shaped thing is directly behind the ejection port?
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    Re: m16 brass deflector ?
    « Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 11:42:11 pm »
    An original m16A1 with no deflector built into the upper, right Chief?  Why not get this guy a different rifle with the defector cast in?  I'm a lefty, and have never had brass hit me with the bumped uppers.  Even when running a fully collapsed stock, at which point my nose is nealy touching the charging handle.  I have had aftermarket whizmos cause issues when the brass fails to clear the ejection port on numerous occasions though.

    As far as one to use on a personal gun for range fun, the stuff in laq's link may work.  On a life or death gun, I wouldn't do it.
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    Re: m16 brass deflector ?
    « Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 02:34:46 am »
    An original m16A1 with no deflector built into the upper, right Chief?  Why not get this guy a different rifle with the defector cast in?  **SNIP**

    Yeah, an original M16A1,  production years 1972-1983.  and, mainly cause I don't have the budget to buy  new.

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    Re: m16 brass deflector ?
    « Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 02:55:12 pm »
    The military issue units work great and the brass falls right at your feet.  I used them in Basic Training and at my first base. They can be had for under 10 dollars and just snap under the carry handle.  It uses a spring loaded ball bearing that locks into the scope mounting hole that's in the top of the carry handle.
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