I recently started following a group on social media called [NERD] which stands for Next Evolution Research and Design. The name really caught my attention as I know a lot of us consider ourselves gun nerds. As you can imagine, these guys are long time industry guys with lots of shooting experience, etc. A couple of things that really got my interest peaked is their new line of 9mm Barrels and 9mm Muzzle Brakes which you can see below.
The Ward is ideal for sustained, accurate firing in submachine guns, short barreled rifles, or compact pistol caliber carbine builds where precision is paramount. The Ward features [NERD] Ring Radial Fluting which gives increased surface exchange for heat dissipation during prolonged firing in full auto or semi auto operation. Despite the increased surface area and rapid heat dissipation, barrel harmonic changes are nonexistent during extensive testing. The barrel itself is finished off in a QPQ – LifeJacketcoating. This is a multi step coating process resulting in a very uniform consistent nitride layer on all BrainTrust barrels. [NERD] BrainTrust barrels are hand inspected and test fired for quality control. Each barrel is individually serialized and date coded using the established Heckler & Koch (HK) method for reference. Lastly, each barrel comes with a Certificate of Authenticity matching that serialized barrel and the date it leaves our office, signed by [NERD] founders, ensuring this product meets our standards and is worthy of your time and hard earned money.
Name: The Ward
Length: 12.5” 9mm AR Barrel
Profile: Ring Radial
Twist: 1/10 Twist RH
Thread Pitch: 1/2x28mm
Finish: QPQ – Lifejacket- Forsaken Black
Weight: 1.628 lbs
The NC NANO Brake features a single chamber designed to maximize the effectiveness of the comp in a 9mm sized package, while keeping the overall length of the gun to a minimum. The muzzle of the NC NANO was sculpted with the [NERD] Compliance Cut for those who decide to act a fool but don’t deserve to eat a bullet just yet…
The NC NANO Brake is made from 4150 steel and is parkerized for durability. The NC NANO comes in two thread pitches: 1/2×28 and 1/2×36. weight is .115 pounds.