This Chester County Armory listing is for an original Colt Moderator, which was initially designed as a flash suppressor/sound moderator to help tame the large flash and sound signatures associated with the shorter barreled designs of the AR15/M16 class of weapons, specifically, the Colt Commando/CAR-15/XM177 versions. Pictures are a representative sample, as we currently have several of these for sale, all in new condition, still packaged in the original plastic wrap from Colt.
Extremely effective at reducing flash signatures and taming muzzle blasts, the Moderator also reduces sound levels by a few decibels. This change in sound makes the shorter Commando family of weapons, preferred by Special Forces troops during Vietnam, to sound similar to their full sized M16A1 rifle counterparts.
Due to this small shift in sound reduction, ATF considers the Moderator a sound suppressor, and all NFA rules on civilian ownership apply.
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