Trueshot technologies barrel strut – shooting sports forum gas 101

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Neither the Tru-Shot nor the Accu-Strut 2 clamp versions need to dimple the gas block to hold them in place because the 2 clamps support both ends of the rod. However, it’s still a good idea as the clamping force of the set screws on the gas block is marginal due to it’s rounded shape.

It’s because the short Accu-Strut SOCOM model has only a single clamp that a dimpled gas block is suggested. The design means that the rod is supported by a single clamp and therefore, cantilevered in place. There is more load on the set screws clamping the end to the gas block so you need a firmer grip on the gas block the dimpling provides.

If Tru-Shot offered a single clamp version, it would need and suggest a dimpled gas block as well. Actually it would need the dimpled gas block more than the Accu-Strut version because Tru-Shot unit is made of softer aluminum. As the set screws holding the end to the gas block are threaded through the aluminum rod, they can’t be tightened as tight as through a steel rod because the harder steel screw threads would strip out the softer aluminum, ruining the unit.

Neither the Tru-Shot nor the Accu-Strut 2 clamp versions need to dimple the gas block to hold them in place because the 2 clamps support both ends of the rod. However, it’s still a good idea as the clamping force of the set screws on the gas block is marginal due to it’s rounded shape.

It’s because the short Accu-Strut SOCOM model has only a single clamp that a dimpled gas block is suggested. The design means that the rod is supported by a single clamp and therefore, cantilevered in place. There is more load on the set screws clamping the end to the gas block so you need a firmer grip on the gas block the dimpling provides.

If Tru-Shot offered a single clamp version, it would need and suggest a dimpled gas block as well. Actually it would need the dimpled gas block more than the Accu-Strut version because Tru-Shot unit is made of softer aluminum. As the set screws holding the end to the gas block are threaded through the aluminum rod, they can’t be tightened as tight as through a steel rod because the harder steel screw threads would strip out the softer aluminum, ruining the unit.

I can afford rewarding the efforts of Kkina and prefer to do that. Haven’t recommended anyone go with his over your struts, just explaining that Kkina spent a lot of effort and expense to come up with the whole concept, and for that, I choose to pay more for his product to reward his efforts. Nothing more, nothing less.

Just like the guy who came up with the original concept of a chainsaw, or a cordless drill, or any number of other great inventions that made life better for all of us, unless there is a serious deficiency, I’ll go with the original inventor to reward his entrepreneurial spirit – and risk! – and hope he/she got rich from an invention that improved the lives of so many. If he/she doesn’t evolve and improve, then the free market will follow the best path.

My post is not to dissuade others from your product, and improvements you make over the original concept are welcome (a "better mousetrap" over the original mousetrap). I just – personally – prefer to reward Kkina (or at least give him credit) for coming up with the entire concept when no one else would bother.