I wanted to get some more time with the can before I reviewed it. It's still sitting at my SOT's but I've got to try it out on a number of hosts now. I wasn't a fan of the front cap but after seeing it in person I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Hell your stuck with them for life so they may as well look good and the front even got my SOT excited. In fact this is the first can I've ever seen him get excited over. Though he sold 5 relatively quick just using mine for demo's so he knows his customer base and what multi cal fans many are.
I should cover the tube is the registered part and the internals can always be replaced but the tube cannot. From the PM's I've gotten lately I realize that isn't understood by a lot and why protecting the tube is so important. This is in many aspects like the Kodiak. The core also serves as the blast chamber and completely protects it from the blast. More importantly the Booster/LID also impacts the core and not the tube so no more concern about split tubes from playing machine gun on your Glock. The tube like the Kodiaks is not threaded and there is no lateral stress on the tube. It's simply compressed between the end cap and lock ring ever so gently. Another you could just mount to the gun and use duct tape in place of the tube if you wanted as all the pressure is within the first chamber of the steel core.
The first host I tried out was my M&P 9mm. The sound of this thing is unreal. I was pretty pleased with my Multimount until I tried this. We were actually calling out shots as louder and quieter with the mix of ammo I threw in the mags. We shot it side my side to the MM with the MM on the 226 elite. The Mystic has a really great tone! Then switched hosts and tried again. Much quieter. The can is heavier but while passing it around none of us noticed. I was just getting ready to sell off my 308 bolt gun when I realized it was rated for 308 subs as well. Now this can is mainly only going to be used for 300BLK on my M-16 but its gonna get all kinds of use now.
Sounds great on rimfire. We tried a P-22 and GSG 1911. Didn't bring a rimfire can to try it side by side but the sound is still really good. The can is longer than the MM and the same length as the Tirants but Dave had explained this was to make it work really well on some of the other calibers its intended for. One of my buddies actually is buying this as his dedicated rimfire can as he wants to cover his M&P 15/22, M&P 9mm and P-22 with one stamp. Cheap basterd..
The hope was this would have the lack of blowback like the Kodiaks but no dice there. It’s the same as the MM which is still better than what my original dedicated Mac can was like. But again with the hosts I can use on this I can overlook that. Easily tied for my second favorite can now with the TL still in the lead..
Oh my MM mounts all work with it as well..
Here's a nice vid they did..Get to see the core and the 13 baffles.. http://www.youtube.com/user/libertycans ... MHfs3ARRI4