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I've had the 5" barrel since December last year. It came with blue locktite to use on the threads for the flash reducer but I have never used it because you have to take the reducer off the barrel to clean the gun or swap the barrels which I do occasionally. The other day after riding my ATV I noticed the flash reducer was missing. It had gotten slightly loose before on occasion but never even a half revolution, nothing close to the 10 or however many it would take to fall completely off, so I was very surprised and disappointed.

I called KT CS and the guy said there was no way to order that part and he would just get me out one in the mail and I was extremely thankful. I offered to pay for it but he said there was no retail price. Almost two weeks later I called back today to check on it and am told no one there has any recollection of sending me anything and the part must be ordered for $43. I could see it costing $20, $25, or maybe even $30, but $43 for that tiny little thing that weighs almost nothing and is not much bigger than a thread protector?

Also, I had ordered an adapter to go from the 3/8x24 threads on the barrel to the more common 1/2x38 threads so I could try some of my other muzzle devices and brakes on it. When it arrived I found it will not screw on the barrel, it starts but will only go less than one revolution. The threads appear to be the same pitch but either too shallow or too tall. When I told the KT rep about this he said the threads were not exactly the same as a suppressor would have for example because they don't want people using them, so it looks like the threads on the barrel are non-standard. I remember seeing a youtube vid of someone who ordered the same adapter as me and it working fine on their PMR. The adapter is actually made for a Walther P22 threaded barrel that has the same spec (3/8x24) as the PMR but it appears KT has started making their threads either too shallow, too tall or just with such sloppy tolerances that they either don't care or don't want it to fit anything else. Buyer beware.
 

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I've had the 5" barrel since December last year. It came with blue locktite to use on the threads for the flash reducer but I have never used it because you have to take the reducer off the barrel to clean the gun or swap the barrels which I do occasionally.
tandemkross: We recommend a little blue loctite for securing it tightly so that it does not loosen up with repeated firing.
Blue Loctite is recommended for BOTH. Buyer beware.
 

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I think I'm going to get the tandemkross thread protector and possibly try and bubba a small extension to it to act as a blast re-director which was an important function of the original to me. Also just a plain cylinder would look better than the buck rogers look of the original IMO. Rather than have to deal with locktite every time I want to field strip or swap barrels I think I'm just going to liberally apply a tacky grease on the threads, should do the trick I think.
 
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