Muzzle Brakes?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by XxChino13xX, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. XxChino13xX

    XxChino13xX New Member

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    I've been mulling it over for a little while and I think I want to pick one up for my AR. A buddy of mine that I served with has the Surefire MB556K on his, but hasn't said much about it. There isn't much barrel rise or recoil to begin with, and that's the only thing that's really telling me not to waste the money on one.

    Can anyone say different? Is it worth it to get an aftermarket muzzle brake? And if so, were the changes noticeable right away? And what brand would you recommend? I know of Surefire for their flashlights more so than anything. Thank you everyone.
     
  2. mjkeat

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    It makes a very noticeable difference in muzzle control, follow up shots, all adding up to quicker split times if you're on a timer. The Surefire MB556K is a good MB but very loud. I prefer the Battle Comps. They are the best of both worlds, not to loud, minimal concussion, A2 comparable flash signature.
     

  3. lunarmanathome

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    I think more of this depends on your shooting purposes. What a brake will do is decrease what little muzzle rise you have, but will increase the volume of your discharge. I find that flash hiders are more my thing...
     
  4. mjkeat

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    I have no use for a flash hider as at this point in my life I have no need to hide my signature from the enemy or optimize night vision capability. However the MB provides some positive returns.
     
  5. Cattledog

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    If your going to do 3-gun competition where breaks are used alot on AR's Id say do it. The muzzle rise hasnt affected my shooting so much to warrant paying for a good one though.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    I notice a big difference between using a muzzle brake and a flash hider when firing in quick succession. You can find a good pure muzzle brake for around 40 dollars. They're not gonna be as refined as a battle comp and flash is gonna be quite large but they definitely work well for a muzzle brake.
     
  7. XxChino13xX

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    Alright, thanks everyone. Now I know what companies are good to go. But if it comes down to it, the Surefire is a safe bet.
     
  8. XxChino13xX

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  9. Gloves

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    I have the long version of this on the SCAR-17. I haven't/won't try the gun without it on it. but I'm quite amazed at how little recoil the whole weapon has for a 7.62x51

    PWS KAC556 - Short FSC556 for KAC QDSS-NT4 Suppressor ~$150

    I've see many-a-rifle at the range with that very one and those guys seem to be pleased.
     
  10. XxChino13xX

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    I wish I could run a suppressor on my AR, they're a 'no no' from what I know down here in FL. So for now I look at them online and drool.
     
  11. pagj17

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    They're a no-no out here too,
    But the flashhiders themselves aren't suppressors, that's why gloves can use one:)(unless you mean flash hiders/flash suppressors are illegal)
     
  12. xSTRIKERx

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    AAC makes a Brakeout look it up maybe a 100.00 like the blackout
     
  13. XxChino13xX

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    Ah, I thought he was talking about a hush can. Yeah flash hiders/suppressors are legal here, I didn't think they would make a difference in comparison to a MB, but if they do that'll save me some money. I still have my homework ^^ to do after my appointment this morning at the VA lol
     
  14. XxChino13xX

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    I'll check it out today, thank you for the heads up
     
  15. mjkeat

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    You might want to check out your states laws in terms of sound suppressors. I thought FL. was gtg on NFA items.
     
  16. xSTRIKERx

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    Suppressors are prohibited in the following states California,Delaware,District of Columbia,Hawaii,Illinois,Iowa,Massachusetts,Minnesota,New Jersey,New York,Rhode Island.
     
  17. XxChino13xX

    XxChino13xX New Member

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    Whoa, say what? This whole time I thought they were illegal, hot damn. It never dawned on me to google it or something.
     
  18. mjkeat

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    Yes, but my statement was made because he lives in Florida where it is possible to obtain a stamp for suppressors.
     
  19. xSTRIKERx

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    Yeah im clear on it,Florida is not on the list so he's in good shape;)