As loose as it is that would work too. The only thing keeping it tight on there is the spring clip thing. BTW I did not "mar" the finish taking it off the way that I did. Not that I care I actually use mine.Right hand threads so counter clockwise to remove,My hk91 flash hider isn't that tight, i would use something a little less marring to remove it though. maybe a piece of brass stock in the notches at the end or the ports.