My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster Form1

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My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster Form1

Post by zak2427 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:50 pm

Ok, I have been dilligently machining away to make the new tax stamp happy, and this is what I came up with...

The tube is titanium, 1 3/8", but turned down .030" 2/3 of the legnth. A Gem tech LID and all other parts are hard coat anodized aluminum. Machined by me. Its for 9mm. Came out a little longer than I calculated, but that dang booster adds 1" after it is screwed in.

I also have some 80A 1/4" thick polyurethane that I cut into a wipe for the end cap. That stuff seems so hard, I am affraid to shoot through it!!!! All ready with some wire pulling gel, and looking forward to testing it.

I chose cones, over K baffles for my own reasons. I bead blasted the titanium tube, and eventually will Gun Kote it flat black. I forgot to bead blast the end cap and adaptor for the LID, thats why they appear shiny.


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Post by delta9mda » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:14 pm

looks very cool. what is the wall thickness of the tube?
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Post by twodollarbill » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:40 pm

With your skills, why did you buy the booster from Gemtech?
You should of just made one.

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Post by Wicked » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:04 pm

Nice work!

Have you shot it yet? Did you anodize the aluminum yourself or have it done?
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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by CThomas » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:35 pm

[quote="zak2427"]Ok, I have been dilligently machining away to make the new tax stamp happy, and this is what I came up with...
I also have some 80A 1/4" thick polyurethane that I cut into a wipe for the end cap. That stuff seems so hard, I am affraid to shoot through it!!!! All ready with some wire pulling gel, and looking forward to testing it.

First do not sweat the 80A durometer of the wipe as that is what KAC used on their "SNAP ON" can ie XM9 but in 1/8" thickness but 8 off them and the AWC "Hush Puppy" used 4 wipes that were 1/4" thick
Second that is very nice!! I think you are the first to do a form 1 or at least post here that machined in the ability to accept various adapters.
Curious why you decided on cones instead of K's as the K's are much more efficient.

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Post by delta9mda » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:54 am

CT, cones not m's. im wondering too why not use modded k's?
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Post by winsor » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:28 am

delta9mda wrote:.....im wondering too why not use modded k's?
+1

Sample of f1 alu tube1.25"od-8k.
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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by CThomas » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:00 am

winsor wrote:
delta9mda wrote:.....im wondering too why not use modded k's?
More pictures please, open that puppy up and show us all the guts. :mrgreen:

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Post by delta9mda » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:12 pm

CThomas wrote:
winsor wrote:
delta9mda wrote:.....im wondering too why not use modded k's?
More pictures please, open that puppy up and show us all the guts. :mrgreen:
yes please
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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by winsor » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:04 am

Nothing special, just regular k.
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Post by CThomas » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:38 pm

winsor wrote:Nothing special, just regular k.
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Ahh you are confused my friend! See when we asked for more pictures it was not a request but a demand just in a polite way.
Now break it open and show us the goods. We need to know its lenght and width (calm down you homos), # of baffles.
Remember no "K" baffle is just regular as they are all speical when in a form 1 can.
Don't make us ask again!
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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by delta9mda » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:47 pm

agreed with CT and to the op, what is the tube wall thickness?
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Post by Bandit » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:14 pm

Nice work on that can. How does it sound ? What gun are you shooting it on ?



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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by winsor » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:29 pm

sorry.. missed this one.
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baffle: 8 K , weight: 8.35 oz., od: 1.25", oal: 8" (w/ booster), tube wall: .078", I guessed.

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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by jimmym40a2 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:59 am

Nice work zack (i would have bought my own boster as well) we need some vid!
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Post by whiterussian1974 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:19 pm

I agree. Time = money. Easier to buy a proven model than use time and materials making your own.
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Re: My new 9mm can with titanium tube and Gem Tech booster F

Post by L1A1Rocker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:39 pm

whiterussian1974 wrote:I agree. Time = money. Easier to buy a proven model than use time and materials making your own.
Principle of Economy of Scale.
No fun in buying off the shelf. As a kid I could buy plastic cars - but models were a lot more fun.

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