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mmclin  [Team Member]
5/2/2013 6:27:34 PM
Looking for pictures of ADCO Firearms pinned and welded KAC QD hiders on 14.5" barrels. What do they use to make them legal length? Just want to get a general idea of their overall work.
mercdank  [Member]
5/2/2013 7:08:51 PM
Here one they did for me with a standard A2. They make a spacer for $15 to reach 16in.
Stryker187  [Member]
5/2/2013 7:22:25 PM
Originally Posted By mmclin:
Just want to get a general idea of their overall work.


Speaking as a very satisfied customer, I highly recommend ADCO. I've used their services in the past and in the process of using them again.
I could save the shipping and have work done locally but would rather have the peace of mind knowing it's being done the right way by some of
the best in the industry. Check them out, you won't regret it.

mrPickles  [Member]
5/2/2013 7:40:36 PM
I just put a 14.5" BCM upper in the mail today for ADCO. My hope had been to get it done by a local smith (save on shipping and support my local GS) but I was quoted triple the price and a two-three week back log. So off to Adco it goes, with a BC 1.5 waiting on it.
Norinco982lover  [Team Member]
5/2/2013 7:45:23 PM
I almost didn't have adco pin my battlecomp...but then I did.

It was back in less than 2 weeks and looks great.

(sorry this wasn't on topic).

Deal with confidence with adco. Just follow their instructions in their stickies and on their website.
mmclin  [Team Member]
5/2/2013 8:18:59 PM
Thanks for all the responses guys. I was going to get my own spacer and have it done locally, but I think I'm just going to send it to ADCO instead. My big worry is it looking decent. I looked at some pictures of ones that used jam nuts, and I didn't care for that look at all.

As far as ADCO, I imagine they would use the KAC shim kit that came with my flash hider, along with their spacer, correct? I still want to be able to use it for a can in the future, and a crush washer being used would worry me. My luck, I would get a baffle strike, lol.
jcrowl  [Team Member]
5/2/2013 8:59:39 PM
ADCO is the best
Accomplice1  [Team Member]
5/6/2013 7:37:42 AM
Turnaround time is incredible with Adco.
bigbore  [Industry Partner]
5/6/2013 9:51:02 AM
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
ADCO is the best


Thanks. I was just wondering if you were mad at us, as we haven't seen anything with your name in a while. We got used to seeing something from you almost every week! :)

As for the KAC - we do so many we stock the spacers for the job now. We use our spacer and the necessary shims. If the barrel was threaded properly, there should be no issue with a suppressor installed.
JamisonLaviano  [Member]
5/6/2013 10:27:29 AM
example here:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_159/1145650_WTS___DD_RIS_II_FDE__Colt_SOCOM_Barrel____700___shipping.html
mrPickles  [Member]
5/6/2013 1:46:00 PM
Originally Posted By mrPickles:
I just put a 14.5" BCM upper in the mail today for ADCO. My hope had been to get it done by a local smith (save on shipping and support my local GS) but I was quoted triple the price and a two-three week back log. So off to Adco it goes, with a BC 1.5 waiting on it.


As a follow-up, I sent my BCM upper on Thursday 5-2-13 to be pinned with a BC 1.5. It arrived at ADCO on Saturday 5-4-13. I got return shipping notification this morning on 5-6-13. Unless they have special shop gnomes that work on Sunday, that's ONE DAY turnaround time.

ADCO=GTG


docsu-1  [Team Member]
5/6/2013 9:30:14 PM
Agree.

Sent upper to be assembled and FH pinned by ADCO. They received I think Wednesday afternoon. I got shipping notice Thursday am.

1/2 day turnaround. Great job too.

They accomplish the impossible service trifecta of GOOD + CHEAP + FAST. Usually you can only get 2 out of 3.

Fishbone928  [Team Member]
5/6/2013 11:00:41 PM
Adco pinned my KAC QD FH. I couldn't be happier.
sturmjr  [Team Member]
5/6/2013 11:57:11 PM
Originally Posted By mmclin:
Thanks for all the responses guys. I was going to get my own spacer and have it done locally, but I think I'm just going to send it to ADCO instead. My big worry is it looking decent. I looked at some pictures of ones that used jam nuts, and I didn't care for that look at all.

As far as ADCO, I imagine they would use the KAC shim kit that came with my flash hider, along with their spacer, correct? I still want to be able to use it for a can in the future, and a crush washer being used would worry me. My luck, I would get a baffle strike, lol.


The one thing you need to consider is ADCO and other places intentionally make the pin/weld visible. That way it is easily identifiable for compliance purposes.

They could easily hide it and make it look like it's not there, but that's not what they do.
mmclin  [Team Member]
5/13/2013 10:13:57 PM
Originally Posted By bigbore:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
ADCO is the best


Thanks. I was just wondering if you were mad at us, as we haven't seen anything with your name in a while. We got used to seeing something from you almost every week! :)

As for the KAC - we do so many we stock the spacers for the job now. We use our spacer and the necessary shims. If the barrel was threaded properly, there should be no issue with a suppressor installed.


Just to let you know, I submitted my order today! You will be receiving my stripped upper, a new 14.5" SOCOM barrel, and a KAC hider kit. Will be shipping out tomorrow.
ns66  [Member]
5/13/2013 10:26:10 PM
nvm