In order to understand how a barrel works, you must first understand the anatomy of a barrel. A gun barrel is made up of several different parts, each with its own unique purpose. In this beginner’s guide, we will discuss the function of each part and explain how they work together to create an accurate and powerful shot.
Muzzle threads are the grooves on the barrel of a firearm that screw-in muzzle devices onto the barrel. These devices can include flash hiders, muzzle brakes, and suppressors. The purpose of these devices is to reduce muzzle flash, recoil, and noise. They do this by redirecting the gasses exiting the barrel in a way that reduces their effects.
There are two types of muzzle threads, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Most firearms have clockwise threads, but a few have counter-clockwise threads. It is important to know which type your gun has because installing a device with the wrong kind of thread can damage the barrel.
Muzzle threads are measured in inches or millimeters. The diameter of the thread is critical because it must match the diameter of the device you are installing. Most muzzle devices have an outside diameter (OD) of 1/2 inch or 13mm. Some devices have an OD of 9/16 inches or 14mm.