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Phase 5 Weapon Systems Hex Brakes

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by ar15news

Phase 5 Weapon Systems has recently introduced a couple of really cool looking new Hex shaped muzzle brakes. The first was the FATman Hex Brake which utilizes a two chamber design to reduce felt recoil and 12 o’clock ports to compensate for muzzle rise. The newest version is the littleBOY Hex Brake and, as I’m sure you’ve guess already, is a little bit more compact (shorter) than the FATman. Currently both Brakes are available for 556/.223 and 7.62×51/.308/300blk but my contacts at P5WS have told me they will be releasing 9mm, 7.62×39 and 6.8mm versions later this month. Check out these sweet looking muzzle brakes and read the info below. Will make sure we let you know when the additional caliber options are available in a few weeks. 

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Phase 5 FATman Hex Brake 2

FATman Hex Brake

The FATman Hex Brake was created to solve issues faced by many competition shooters and precision rifle builders. The 2 large (FAT) ventilated baffle sections and chambers create the compensation needed to reduce the overall recoil felt by the shooter.

Phase 5 FATman Hex Brake 2

The FATman Hex Brake includes two top ports machined at a 20 Deg. forward directed angle. These top ports help direct the energy of the spent gas in a manner that maintains a flat consecutive result shot after shot. The design of the FATman Hex Brake allows the first chamber wall to sit as close to the barrel crown plane as possible. This design element was included to maintain the full accuracy of the barrel.


Phase 5 littleBOY Hex Brake 1

littleBOY Hex Brake

Introducing the littleBOY Hex Brake; a younger, compact version of the original FATman Hex Brake, which was also created to solve issues faced by many competition shooters and precision rifle builders.

Phase 5 littleBOY Hex Brake 2

Including 1 large (FAT) ventilated baffle section and chamber to create the compensation needed to reduce the overall recoil felt by the shooter. Just like its big brother, the design of the littleBOY Hex Brake allows the chamber wall to sit as close to the barrel crown plane as possible. This design element was included to maintain the full accuracy of the barrel.

The iconic Phase 5 Hex design gives the FATman and littleBOY Hex Brakes the perfect styling that custom gun builders are looking for.

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Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle Brake

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have notices that 9mm ARs are all the rage right now. There are lots of companies making accessories and parts for 9mm ARs but one thing that hasn’t caught up is the availability of 9mm muzzle brakes and compensators. I just happened to run across this one the other day. It is the new MD9 9mm muzzle brake from Cloudbreak.

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This muzzle brake reminds me more of a compensator with all of the porting on it but from what I’ve read there is a noticeable reduction in recoil as well. It has a Black Ion Nitride finish, machined from 416 Stainless Steel and also has the 1/2×28 thread pitch which is the same as some of the most popular 9mm barrels such as the ones by Quarter Circle 10. 

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle brake 1

The new Cloudbreak MD9 9mm muzzle brake is available now through Rainier Arms for just $59.95 which seems like a pretty reasonable price point. 

**Edit: I just found out if you need one that has the 1/2×36 thread pitch they are available through Pantel Tactical.**

FALKOR Defense Blast Cap Muzzle Device Now Available

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by ar15news

The new FALKOR Defense Blast Cap muzzle devices are now available for purchase. The Blast Cap is designed to push the blast forward away from the shooter while reducing muzzle rise and recoil. They are available in both .223/5.56 and in a version specifically tuned for 300 Blackout. Check out the pics and details below. 

www.FALKORDefense.com

FALKOR Defense Blast Cap 1a

 

FALKOR Defense Blast Cap 2

The Falkor Defense “Blast Cap” muzzle brake was designed specifically for short barreled rifles to both direct the concussion away from the shooter whilst eliminating muzzle travel including rise and recoil.  Constructed from heat treated steel alloy and aircraft grade aluminum, the device also features interchangeable caps that will be released at a later date.

www.FALKORDefense.com

If you own a LANTAC Dragon 5.56 muzzle brake, chances are you are anxiously waiting the release of their new BMD or Blast Mitigation Device. The BMD is a quick detach shroud that lets you keep the benefits of the muzzle brake (reduction in recoil and muzzle rise) while forcing the concussion associated with using a muzzle brake forward of the shooter. LANTAC has been perfecting their design for some time and have finally settled on a two piece design which includes a collar that attaches to the muzzle brake and then the BMD attaches to the collar. This collar design allowed them to create the rock solid attachment system they felt was needed for the BMD while still making it compatible with the thousands of Dragon muzzle brakes that are already on end user rifles. Best news of the day…the new BMDs are now in production and a limited number have been made available for preorder. If you would like more information or would like to get in on the preorder, head on over to www.LANTAC-USA.com.

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FALKOR Defense “King” .30-Cal Breacher Muzzle Brake

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by ar15news

FALKOR Defense has been on a hot pace, introducing one new product after another and I think you’ll see that continue throughout 2016 for them. After their huge showing at SHOT last month they came home and got back to work. First up is this new “King” Breacher Muzzle Brake. The “King” is designed for use on barrels with a 5/8-24 thread and .30-Cal ammunition such as 300BLK or .308. As with all FALKOR Defense components and rifles, this thing is built to withstand a lifetime of abuse and then some. Read more about the “King” Breacher Muzzle Brake below, then head on over to www.FALKORDefense.com to purchase one for yourself.

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FALKOR Defense “King” Breacher

The “King” Breacher muzzle brake is designed with two elements in mind; kicking ass and minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The “King” is designed specifically for .30-cal “battle rifles” utilizing a simple two port design with a diffused front baffle to help reduce back pressure.  The unique 2-port tapered design combined with an internal variable diameter chamber maximizes the efficiency of gas pressure distribution while the port shape redirects the flow to eliminate muzzle rise.  All FALKOR muzzle brakes are machined from 12L14 Steel and case hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 50c before the black Nitride finish process to insure longevity of the baffle integrity. The result is a simple and effective brake that will withstand the abuse of .30-caliber semi-auto use while sustaining precision on target.

*comes with a 5/8″ crush washer for installation

Weight: 3.01 oz

Length: 2″

Threads: 5/8 – 24 TPI (standard .30-cal)

Coating: Black Nitride

FALKOR Defense KING Breacher Muzzle Brake 1

http://falkordefense.com/shop/parts-accessories/falkor-king-breacher-muzzle-brake/

SHOT Show 2016 – LANTAC USA

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by ar15news

LANTAC USA had another awesome showing at SHOT Show. LANTAC’s best known for their Dragon muzzle brakes but very soon they will be offering a complete rifle called the LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15. The new rifle will feature the Dragon muzzle brake, a 416r SS barrel in .223 wylde or 300BLK, SPADA handguard, UAR billet upper and billet lower, E-BCG, LANTAC Trigger made by CMC and a Magpul Grip and CTR Stock. It will also feature LANTAC’s improved buffer system.

LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15 Rifle 1

LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15 Rifle 2

LANTAC also showed off their new triggers made by CMC Triggers. These are offered in both a straight or curved bow and look very cool.

LANTAC Trigger CMC

LANTAC has been offering Dragon muzzle brakes in 5.56, 7.62 5/8-24 and 7.62 14×1 LH (AK47). Another newer product from LANTAC is the new Dragon 9mm muzzle brake. These 9mm Dragons are currently available with a 13.5×1 thread pattern for the SIG MPX and 1/2-36 for other AR9’s, etc. KRISS has even started to OEM the LANTAC 9mm Dragon on their new 9mm VECTORs.

LANTAC Dragon 9mm SIG MPX

Lantac Dragon 9mm Kriss Vector

For more information on LANTAC products you can follow them on their social media links below and check out their website as well. 

LANTAC USA on Facebook
LANTAC USA on Instagram
www.LANTAC-USA.com

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

NEW!! Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Tuned for 300BLK

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by ar15news

There are tons of options out there when looking for a muzzle device for your 300BLK upper. You just pick any 7.62 muzzle device with a 5/8×24 thread pitch that looks good right? It would be nice if there were more options for muzzle devices that are specifically tuned for the 300BLK round itself which is exactly what Shadow Valley Weapons decided to do with their SVCOMP.

The SVCOMP is a ported compensator that helps reduce muzzle rise that also has an S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker Tip and a Wire Cutter Channel built in. Shadow Valley Weapons started with a 5.56 version which is what most companies would do but instead of just moving right into a 7.62 generic model and saying it will work with 300BLK, 7.62×39, 7.62×51, etc. they tuned their next model specifically for the 300BLK round. 

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Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP 300blk 1

SPECIFICATIONS
– CAL:  .300 AAC Blackout
– THREAD:  5/8X24 TPI
– OAL:  2.25″
– DIA:  0.850″
– MATERIAL:  4142 CHROMOLY STEEL
– INSERT TIP:  S7 TOOL STEEL
– FINISH:  MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE
– INSTALLATION:  3/4″ SAE
– RATED:  FULL AUTO

NOT FOR USE WITH 7.62-NATO

The 300BLK SVCOMP is available for purchase now. Shadow Valley Weapons will be releasing more models soon including one tuned for .308/7.62×51. 

www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com

Now Availablel!! Fortis Mfg “CONTROL” Blast Diffuser and Brake

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by ar15news

A while back we wrote a post to tell you guys about the new Fortis Mfg Muzzle Brake and CONTROL blast diffuser were coming soon. Just this week they finally released the first retail units for both products and they look pretty freaking sweet. 

Fortis Mfg Control Blast Diffuser 4

The new Fortis Mfg Muzzle Brake plays many roles for your AR. Not only does it look like a work of art but it also uses the two rearward angled side ports to reduce felt recoil, the two top facing ports help control muzzle rise and it also acts as the mounting interface between your rifle and the new Fortis Mfg CONTROL blast diffuser.

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The Fortis Mfg CONTROL blast diffuser is a quick detach muzzle shroud designed to force the blast and noise from the muzzle brake forward away from the shooter and those next to them. The Quick Detach system is very simple and easy to use. The lines of ports at 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock help to reduce muzzle rise even while the CONTROL is attached. 

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Here are a couple of things I really like about what Fortis Mfg has done with the new CONTROL blast diffuser and Muzzle Brakes. 1. The Muzzle Brake and CONTROL are sold separately making it possible for you to buy any number of the new muzzle brakes and just one CONTROL to swap around all of them as needed which saves you money. 2. The Fortis CONTROL QD mounting system is being shared freely with other muzzle device manufactures in the industry so that they can create a multitude of muzzle devices that can interface with the new CONTROL blast diffuser. Rainier Arms was the first to adopt the new mounting tech for their new muzzle brake and others will be soon as well.

If you’ve been waiting, wait no more. The new Fortis Mfg muzzle brake and CONTROL blast diffuser are now available at an introductory price at www.RainierArms.com.

New!! STRYKE-2 Compensator from 556 Tactical

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

556 Tactical has just introduced their new STRYKE-2 Compensator and it looks pretty sweet. The STRYKE-2 is actually a combination of a muzzle brake and a compensator with the 3 side ports to reduce felt recoil and a 3 vertical ports to help reduce muzzle rise. And don’t worry, the STRYKE-2 is available for both 5.56 an 7.62 rifles. I’ve always been a fan of 5.56 Tactical and the fact that they offer great quality components at a great price. Check these out at www.556Tactical.com.

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556 Tactical STRYKE-2 Compensator. This new muzzle device will dramatically reduce muzzle rise as well as felt recoil, allowing for faster target acquisition. 3 upward ports to ease the side felt concussion and increasing target acquire spped. With our Stryke Face design this can be used for breaking a window, stamping a zombie on the forehead, or tenderizing your favorite meat for grilling!

Cyber Monday Sale – Griffin Armament

Posted on November 29th, 2015 by ar15news

Griffin Armament is offering 10% off site wide on everything except their suppressors for Cyber Monday. This is a great opportunity to add a new muzzle brake, BCG, suppressor mount, ambi charging handle, offset sights, etc. and save a few bucks. Head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com and check out their stuff. You might find something you just can’t live without!

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