Here's a little info. to get things started (borrowed part of it from the pictures thread). I've been working on a number of things for M14.ca over the last 4 weeks. I am looking forward to making some announcements. Here is some back ground on the Philosophy of Use for the new M14.ca LMB (Light Muzzle Brake) and the FSB (Front Sight Base) that goes along with it.
With the LMB and the FSB as pictured above, I am continuing to evolve a "system" I started with the Blackfeather "RS." The "RS" stands for Rifle System and we are building it with the most options possible. With that comment in mind, here's a quick write up on the philosophy of use for the two parts as pictured above.
1. When you CCT (cut, crown and thread) your M14 barrel, you obtain the ability to obtain a target grade recessed crown on the M14 barrel (this process typically costs $60).
2. With the LMB + FSB we wanted the lightest and shortest effective muzzle brake and front sight combination for the M14 (due to the castle nut on the older design, the brake would have to be longer and slightly heavier).
3. With lighter weight at the muzzle comes slightly better balance for the entire Blackfeather "RS" equipped rifle.
4. With lighter weight at the muzzle, a faster handling M14 rifle is the result as the swing weight of the rifle is altered for the better (remember, we are taking away as much weight as we can here from the muzzle device and front sight base).
5. The most optimal "system" is an M14 with a properly threaded barrel. This is the modern M14 with the best possible options.
Two of these options include:
A) rapid muzzle device interchangeability (for flash hiders and silencers for example)
B) the advantage of compatibility with even more AR brakes/flash hiders that are widely available in the marketplace
6. A superior price for these two parts due to lower manufacturing costs (and lower cost for muzzle devices that will be built in the future as well).
7. By separating these devices into two easily removable parts, it affords greater options for future updates to the front sight. With modern optics and multiple sight planes on the same rifle (see my article "Stepped Plane Optics") choice is what sets our "rifle system" apart from others.
The LMB/FSB kit is going to coatings Tuesday May 14th. I would expect this kit up on M14.ca for ordering around June 1? I will update as I get more information regarding the new coating process and will post a price as we get closer to adding actual machine time for these parts.