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GEMTECH 5.56 Suppressed Bolt Carrier Receives NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Stamp of Approval

Boise, ID (December 6, 2016) GEMTECH World-Class Silencer is proud to announce that our Suppressed Bolt Carrier (SBC) has been member tested and recommended by the National Tactical Police Officers Association. The SBC received an astounding rating of 4.96 out of a possible 5 rating. One testing member in Washington had this to say “A shooter/agency can invest a lot of time and money “tuning” suppressed rifles and the Gemtech 5.56 Suppressed Bolt Carrier appears to do away with those issues”.

The GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier is a drop in solution for over gassed suppressed weapons, especially short barreled rifles. The SBC is already in use with several agencies around the country and this NTOA approval just proves how effective this product is.

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6 Responses to “GEMTECH 5.56 Suppressed Bolt Carrier Receives NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Stamp of Approval”

  1. Mr Peripatetic says:

    Does anyone know how it compares to the Bootleg Inc. Surppressed bolt carrier?

    • Will says:

      They’re made by the same company based on the sand cuts and overall design.

      The gemtech has only two settings while the bootleg has several. You can also adjust the bootleg through the ejection port, while the gemtech requires you to pull it out.

      There’s a thread on m4c where a couple people have had the rotation tab break off the valve on their gemtech carriers, which allows the valve to spin freely and causes malfunctions since the gas vent isn’t consistent from shot to shot.

      • Mr Peripatetic says:

        Thanks Will

        Thats dissapointing to hear about the failures of the Gemtech unit. I heard somewhere this might be a second generation or a new style that addressed the problems experienced. That being said i have no clue I noticed the difference on the setup between the two carriers. I had no idea how they stack up performance wise. It looks like they both come in at around $250 with just the carrier not the full group, which kinda sucks.

        • Will says:

          Additional info, which is from the same thread on m4c: Apparently the two people who had their valves spinning didn’t have a part break. Rather, Gemtech told them the carriers were not machined correctly, so the valve was not quite in the right position to prevent it from turning while cycling.

          Lest someone thinks I’m bashing the product, I do own one of these, and have a couple thousand rounds through it, mainly suppressed. If you’re a southpaw shooter, you may not like it very much, since it does vent a lot of gas out the carrier while in suppressed mode.

  2. Kev says:

    The NTOA rating means nothing. If you read the Tactical Edge you know the reviews are amateur at best.

    • Jester says:

      Their rating is about as valuable as the instruction from some of their “expert” (aka I’ve read lots of books) instructors.