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CPJ built me a brake!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 23,518 Senior Member
If you remember, I bought a Ruger PC9 Carbine and put a brake on the rifle. 

I was GRAVELY disappointed with the performance of the brake. An ABSOLUTE waste of money in my opinion. 

Well, CPJ asked me what I wanted and thought would make a good brake and we discussed the ports and location. Sent him a couple example pics and he got to work in his shop. 

Keeps him off the streets and out of the brothels. Selling his body for pocket change. Sad.

Anyway, he finished it up and I have to say that he was patient with me for taking so long to get around to the field test. Like a month or so. 

First off, I don’t know how lucky he lives, but........without my gun in his hands, he timed the brake PERFECTLY!!!  I mean, right and it’s in the exact place it needs to be. 

He did did a great job building a first run design that I asked and expressed via text messages. I’m impressed. 





The first shot today was an amazement at how much more effective it was than the commercial brake. All my gripes were washed away with the veritable lack of muzzle rise and right pull. 

I mean, there is a slight hint of both but I truly believe it is mostly from the heavy bolt inertia. Compared to no brake and commercial brake........this is a new gun!!!!

I am amazed and dumbfounded how a guy that once glued his barreled action together and then froze his rifle in the freezer.............later stripping a handgun with CLP..........could POSSIBLY produce such an effective brake in his garage with little to no experience. Well..........I stand humbled. 

I did a quick 10 round zero check at 50 yards with little effort and fanfare.



I then let my boy shoot it for the first time at 15 yards offhand. 



To which he stated, “That is one of the funnest rifles I have ever shot!  I want to shoot that one more!”

Psalms 8:2, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength". 

Enough said. 

CPJ did well. 

I will have another one. For a more substantial chambering. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,417 Senior Member
    That is pretty cool, now if he can reproduce what he did and make a $...... get him off Santa's naughty list for fleecing the widows and single moms
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    With a little refinement and precision, he could make money with this brake. 

    I like it that much. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,417 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    With a little refinement and precision, he could make money with this brake. 

    I like it that much. 
    You could be the spokesmodel, finally get you some fashionable attire ;)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    No hope for that. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    I actually told my boy this could be his HD Weapon. 

    😳
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,645 Senior Member
    I am not surprised. CPJ does good work and wont quit until its right.
    Well done team project
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    CPJ has some mad skilz. I'm just as flabberghasted as you are regarding the timing - I put a cheap compensator on one of my pistols (just for giggles), and had to work out how to get it timed.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You could be the spokesmodel, finally get you some fashionable attire ;)
    Hey, HEY! "Fashionable attire" is *MY* purview I'll have you know! :D;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You could be the spokesmodel, finally get you some fashionable attire ;)
    Hey, HEY! "Fashionable attire" is *MY* purview I'll have you know! :D;)

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,146 Senior Member
    Zee said:

    The first shot today was an amazement at how much more effective it was than the commercial brake. All my gripes were washed away with the veritable lack of muzzle rise and right pull. 

    Hmmmmmmm. . .

    Might there be something to be gained by keeping the size of the openings about the same, but closing off the left one and moving it to 12:00, so all your gasses are venting to 12:00 and 3:00?  Basically a more sophisticated version of an AK spoon brake?

    This might be a bit of a let-down for a left-handed shooter, but could be the best way to cancel out how the bolt mass and a RH shooter's shoulder location conspire to move the gun around. 
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,762 Senior Member
    That is one great looking piece of machining!

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,756 Senior Member
    Chris has turned into a fairly good gun crank, machinist, and wine label model!!

    Well done!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You could be the spokesmodel, finally get you some fashionable attire ;)
    Hey, HEY! "Fashionable attire" is *MY* purview I'll have you know! :D;)

    Don't make me post a picture! >:)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You could be the spokesmodel, finally get you some fashionable attire ;)
    Hey, HEY! "Fashionable attire" is *MY* purview I'll have you know! :D;)

    Don't make me post a picture! >:)
    And prove my point?  Rock on!  😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    There's no way you could possibly look this glam:

    Now who wouldn't want this gorgeous guy shilling for their muzzle brake, I ask you? :D;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    There's no way you could possibly look this glam:

    No argument here. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    There's no way you could possibly look this glam:

    No argument here. 
    See? I told ya so! :D;)
    I love this place, even a weirdo like me can have fun here!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Dupe draft.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    There's no way you could possibly look this glam:

    No argument here. 
    See? I told ya so! :D;)
    I love this place, even a weirdo like me can have fun here!
    We are all weirdos. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Awesome!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Snort!
    Being more serious for a moment - I've found that EVERYBODY has something "weird" or out of the ordinary about them. And that's a good thing! So-called "normalcy" is a lie, it doesn't exist.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,756 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Snort!
    Being more serious for a moment - I've found that EVERYBODY has something "weird" or out of the ordinary about them. And that's a good thing! So-called "normalcy" is a lie, it doesn't exist.
    Like chipmunk juggling...have to keep skills up in case a barrel needs breaking in...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:

    Like chipmunk juggling...have to keep skills up in case a barrel needs breaking in...
    There are certain things that just aren't in my skill set - I hire this done... ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,127 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Snort!
    Being more serious for a moment - I've found that EVERYBODY has something "weird" or out of the ordinary about them. And that's a good thing! So-called "normalcy" is a lie, it doesn't exist.
    Yea, but for most of us, the weird secret is that we associate with you.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Now that thar's funny! Like, REALLY funny! I needed a laugh, thanx much!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,288 Senior Member
    Glad that Teach and I goaded CPJ into getting a lathe, and then a milling machine. Sorta kinda created a Frankenstein's monster, as it were. He sure has been a quick learner and done some really good guns and projects FAST! That lathe and milling machine has kept him out of trouble, mostly. And tooling purchases have kept him too poor to get in any real trouble. :D
    That brake looks like some good quality work, and glad it works like ya wanted it to work.
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    ― Douglas Adams
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,252 Senior Member
    Are the gas vents at a straight 90 degrees to the bore or slightly angled?  Can’t tell.  Nice work!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,252 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Snort!
    Being more serious for a moment - I've found that EVERYBODY has something "weird" or out of the ordinary about them. And that's a good thing! So-called "normalcy" is a lie, it doesn't exist.
    Yea, but for most of us, the weird secret is that we associate with you.
    That is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,518 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Are the gas vents at a straight 90 degrees to the bore or slightly angled?  Can’t tell.  Nice work!
    90
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,252 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    GunNut said:
    Are the gas vents at a straight 90 degrees to the bore or slightly angled?  Can’t tell.  Nice work!
    90
    Cool.  Thanks.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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