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Old 10-23-2012, 04:16 AM   #11
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If this is for a competitive 3 gun style rifle a good comp can make a difference in follow up shots on targets that require multiple hits for time. Just a flash hider does not do the same thing. A good comp can make the difference in 1st, 2nd, or not placing.

I'm doing all his posting from a phone with very slow connection speed right now but, there is s good YouTube video of Travis Haley out there comparing Comps/brakes on a semi-auto AK clone. Compared to a standard AK brake he got significantly faster, better centered hits to the point of almost doubling hits on target in 3 seconds by using a more effective comp.

So, for those who compete or want to bump up there ability to make fast controlled follow-up hits, a good comp makes a significant difference. It also shows how fast and effective a well controlled semi-auto can be with good training and control. The man is pretty amazing with an AR as well.
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It was actually his ^^ review of the Ares Armor that helped me make up my mind as far as a new compensator. I was dead set on the Surefire MB556K, but it was difficult to land one, and at a decent price.

Love the Ares though, it's done great since I've had it on. Allows for nice follow up shots, with minimal rise (and I still haven't "tuned" it yet), and it makes that 5.56/.223 sound like a monster when you fire it. So all in all, my first vote would be for the Effin-A, which will run you right around $100 and you can find them easily (or you used to when I got mine), or I would say go for the Surefire, but be prepared to drop anywhere from $135-$170 for it, depending where you look and if they have em in stock. Quite a few of my buddies that are security contractors swear by the Surefire, I plan on getting one eventually, I'm in no rush though because the Effin-A does the job just fine.
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