Dual Taper Locking System™
All Rugged rifle suppressors are quick detach and utilize our Dual Taper Locking System™. We offer muzzle brakes and flash hiders in multiple thread pitches to use your suppressor on as many centerfire rifle platforms as possible. This article explains the benefits of our Dual Taper Locking System™ and how it works.
Benefits of the Dual Taper Locking System™
Using the Dual Taper Locking System™
The Dual Taper Locking System™ attaches in two simple steps. Below we go into detail of attaching one of our rifle suppressors and will show what is going on behind the scenes.
Make sure the locking collar is fully unlocked then thread the suppressor onto the Dual Taper Lock Muzzle Device (approx. 2.5 turns).
This creates a gas seal on the first taper of the muzzle device. The gas seal prevents carbon from building up on the threads and causing the suppressor to get stuck on the rifle (i.e. carbon locked). Aligning to the front taper also creates a consistent lockup to maintain the accuracy of your rifle and provide a repeatable return to zero when your suppressor is detached/attached.
Turn the locking collar approximately a half turn.
The locking collar compresses the spring arms onto the rear taper creating a friction lock. This keeps the suppressor seated onto the front taper, preventing suppressor “walk off”. There are multiple benefits to using a friction lock including having a consistent, secure lock up during thermal expansion and not having teeth or ratchet system to wear down over time.
No Go/Go Gauge
Using the bottom of the lock collar as a visual guide, you will be able to ensure that your suppressor is properly mounted to your host firearm. When properly installed, only “GO” and the line that is separating the “No Go” / “Go” are visible.