General Barrel Info: The Barrel on an AR-15 pistol operates through a 'gas impingement' system, where gas is tapped from off from the barrel and cycle back through a connected gas system, to help the bolt carrier in unlocking, and extracting a spent cartridge. Pistol length AR-15 barrels come in two gas lengths, Pistol & Carbine. AR-15 Pistol barrels can be chambered in a variety of different calibers, spanning from rifle to pistol cartridges. Thanks to the modularity of the AR-15 platform, your next pistol will be incredibly easy.
About This Barrel: The Barrel is made by Ballistic Advantage it is 12.5 long, and is machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium and finished in a Nitride appearance. Chambered for 5.56 NATO, using a Government profile design, this barrel will fit your next AR-15 build perfectly.
About the Profile: Government - The government barrel profile is lightweight under the handguards, until just before the gas port. After the gas port, it gets heavier, out to the muzzle.
Barrel Classification: Pistol
Length: This Barrel is designated as a pistol length barrel with an overall length of 12.5".
Caliber: 5.56NATO - This barrel is chambered to fire both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington, the most commonly used round designed for the AR-15 platform.
Material: 4150 CrMoV - Chrome-Moly Vanadium, or simply "CMV", is the official mil-spec gun steel developed by Colt Firearms for the military-issued M16 and M4. It contains the same elements as 4150 steel. It also contains Vanadium. Vanadium significantly increases the strength, hardness, and high-temperature stability of the steel.
Finish: Nitride - Nitriding is a process during manufacturing that diffuses nitrogen into the steel to make a case-hardened surface for improved resistance and strength. A Nitrided barrel typically has a gloss black texture.
Thread Pitch: 1/2x28 - This threading is commonly found on barrels chambered in 5.56, .223, and .224. This will allow the installation of most muzzle devices such as flash hiders, blast cans, and compensators threaded to 1/2x28 threads.
Brand: Ballistic Advantage
Model: 12.5" 5.56 Barrel, Carbine Gas, 1:7T, Government Profile, 4150 CrMoV, QPQ Finish, 1/2x28, .750 Gas Block Journal, M4 Feed Ramp, Modern Series
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Handguard Compatability: Freefloat, Drop-In
Gas Port Size: 0.75
Gas Length: Carbine
Twist Rate: 1:7
Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
Thread Pitch: 1/2x28
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