America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, has been long-loved for the hate is spits at our enemies and the massive aftermarket support.  Suppressor ownership has also been on the rise.  It was only a matter of time before the two symbols of modern freedom were combined, but the result hasn’t been the happiest.  The same direct-impingement operating system that runs the gun also blasts gas into the upper receiver.  Under normal circumstances the shooter might not notice this, but increased back pressure added by a suppressor often exceeds the receiver’s ability to contain it all.  The end result is an over-clocked bolt and burning gasses in the face of the shooter.

Enter Gemtech.  Gemtech is a well-respected name in the suppressor realm as their cans have been used by elite forces and consumers alike.  It only makes sense that a company like Gemtech would be the one to have an answer.  Gemtech’s Suppressed Bolt Carrier offers a switchable operating mode for both suppressed and unsuppressed.  While in suppressor mode the bolt carrier vents excess gas directly out the ejection port of the rifle.  This not only keeps gas out of the shooter’s face, but also reduces cyclic rate and wear on the system.  See the video below for a demonstration.