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    AR15 Tapered Steel Crush Washer 1/2"x28 AR15 Tapered Steel Crush Washer 1/2"x28  2

    AR15 Tapered Steel Crush Washer 1/2"x28

    If you plan to go the traditional (and the easiest) route with the business end of your .223 or 5.56mm chambered AR by installing a muzzle device, you'll need a crush washer. This is that crush washer. You simply slide it onto the threading of your...

    Was: $1.91
    Now: $1.59
  • Aero Precision AR15 A2 Birdcage Flash Hider

    Aero Precision AR15 A2 Birdcage Flash Hider

    If you're building your own AR-15, and you don't intend to use any type of special device on the end of your barrel, then the Aero Precision AR15 A2 Birdcage Flash Hider is a good place to start. While it won't outright beat out any specialized muzzle...

    $7.99
  • Strike Industries 5.56/.223 King Comp Compensator Strike Industries 5.56/.223 King Comp Compensator Strike Industries 5.56/.223 King Comp Compensator

    Strike Industries King Comp .223/5.56 Compensator

    Staying on target is key when taking follow-up shots. The best way to achieve this is to train yourself to keep your barrel level between trigger squeezes. To give yourself a little help in that department, you can swap out your mil-spec A2 flash hider...

    $44.99
  • Aero Precision Gamma 556 Muzzle Brake Aero Precision Gamma 556 Muzzle Brake

    Aero Precision Gamma 556 Muzzle Brake

    If being quick with follow-up shots from your AR-15 counts, you'll want either a muzzle brake to control recoil or a compensator to reduce muzzle rise. The good people at Aero Precision want you to have both, in one single device. This is the Gamma 556...

    $69.99
  • Midwest Industries Muzzle Brake for AR Rifles

    Midwest Industries Muzzle Brake for AR Rifles

    If managing recoil for your AR is your primary concern, you'll want a muzzle brake that does the utmost to mitigate it. The Midwest Industries Muzzle Brake does just that. Throw compensation and hiding your flash to the wind, and get the most recoil...

    $39.99
  • Midwest Industries 2-Chamber Muzzle Brake Midwest Industries 2-Chamber Muzzle Brake

    Midwest Industries 2-Chamber Muzzle Brake

    The AR-15's A2 "birdcage" flash hider really is a great design. It dissipates expelled gas, usually in five directions, pointed in several upward and side-facing paths. It keeps your visual path to the target clear, so you can quickly re-level your aim...

    $49.99
  • Rise Armament .223/5.56 RA-701 Compensator Rise Armament .223/5.56 RA-701 Compensator

    Rise Armament .223/5.56 RA-701 Compensator

    Want to completely eliminate muzzle rize? Reduce felt recoil by 67%? Add a badass-lookin' muzzle device on your AR-15 in the process? You can check all three boxes and keep some cash in your wallet with Rise Armament's affordable RA-701 Compensator. This...

    $89.99
  • Phase 5 Weapon Systems 5/8 x 24 RH FATman Hex Brake Phase 5 Weapon Systems 5/8 x 24 RH FATman Hex Brake

    Phase 5 Weapon Systems 5/8 x 24 RH FATman Hex Brake

    If you're someone who does a lot of high-performance shooting, then you want to cut down on the recoil as much as possible while still maintaining a level barrel and thus your accuracy. The people at Phase 5 Weapon Systems know this full well. That's why...

    $144.99
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    CMMG 5.56 Muzzle Brake CMMG 5.56 Muzzle Brake CMMG 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    CMMG 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    If you're trying to get more control from your .223/5.56 rifle's barrel, it might be a good idea to swap out the A2 flash hider that probably came with your rifle with a compensator. A great option for you is the CMMG 5.56 Muzzle Brake. This particular...

    Was: $65.99
    Now: $54.99
  • Spike's Tactical R2 5.56 Muzzle Brake Spike's Tactical R2 5.56 Muzzle Brake Spike's Tactical R2 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    Spike's Tactical R2 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    Spike's Tactical gets it when it comes to reducing felt recoil for your AR-15. Sure the AR might not kick a lot to begin with, but for you that have AR pistols and generally shorter-barreled builds, the R2 from Spike's Tactical will work wonders. The R2...

    $74.99
  • Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. RED 5.56 Muzzle Brake Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. RED 5.56 Muzzle Brake Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. RED 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    Fortis Manufacturing Inc. RED 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    If you frequently put many rounds downrange with your .223/5.56 AR in rapid succession, you need to squeeze as much control out of your rifle as possible. One way to do this is to replace your mil-spec A2 flash hider with a muzzle brake. For exactly this...

    $89.99
  • Aero Precision Delta 556 Muzzle Brake Aero Precision Delta 556 Muzzle Brake Aero Precision Delta 556 Muzzle Brake

    Aero Precision Delta 556 Muzzle Brake

    On the spectrum from low recoil to less muzzle rise to less concussive blast and flash, you've decided your AR's recoil was manageable how it is. You've decided now to take the edge off the explosion you hear each time you send a round downrange. The...

    $54.99
  • Aero Precision Gamma 7.62 Muzzle Brake Aero Precision Gamma 7.62 Muzzle Brake Aero Precision Gamma 7.62 Muzzle Brake

    Aero Precision Gamma 7.62 Muzzle Brake

    If being quick with follow-up shots from your LR-308 counts, you'll want either a muzzle brake to control recoil or a compensator to reduce muzzle rise. The good people at Aero Precision want you to have both, in one single device. This is the Gamma 7.62...

    $79.99
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Reduce felt recoil and enjoy better shot groupings. Invest in a muzzle brake.

The AR platform already manages recoil well enough, but there's always room for improvement, That's especially true if you're chambering a heavy 300 Blackout, fast and powerful 6.5 Grendel, or even a short-barreled 9mm that produces a surprising amount of juice. We're excited to offer up a quality selection of recoil-reducing, accuracy-enhancing AR-15 muzzle brakes for your rifle or pistol, threaded for the standard 1/2-28 and 5/8-24 (5.56/.223 and .308) barrel threads.

What, exactly, is a muzzle brake?

Excellent question: A muzzle brake gets its name quite literally: It "brakes" your rifle or pistol, diverting gas expelled at the muzzle in order to act as a counter force against the recoil being transferred into the bolt and buffer tube and, ultimately, you the shooter. This is accomplished by directing spent gasses through large ports or vents on either side of the barrel. The Midwest Industries Muzzle Brake illustrates this well. A muzzle brake is entirely different from a flash suppressor and compensator.

What about compensators?

A compensator is made to improve your accuracy downrange. While a muzzle brake will ultimately help with accuracy by reducing felt recoil and improving your confidence and handling, a compensator physically prevents the muzzle from rising off-target with each trigger pull. This is a simple, almost-guaranteed way to enhance your shot groupings and accuracy downrange. Compensators can also help with reducing felt recoil to some degree, like a muzzle brake.

Affordably improve your accuracy downrange

Barrels, triggers, and other upgrades made to increase accuracy can get expensive, especially if you're investing in something like an adjustable trigger or match-grade barrel. But for a fraction of the price, you can install a muzzle brake or compensator and achieve similar results. By reducing felt recoil and physically keeping the barrel on target more effectively, a brake or comp provides better accuracy. A brake is one of the best investments for new shooters, who tend to focus on recoil and even flinch with each trigger pull. It's not embarrassing, it's simply a habit that needs to be overcome. A muzzle brake can help.

High-Performance Muzzle Devices from Top Brands

We've partnered with Aero Precision, Midwest Industries, Rise Armament, Fortis, Troy, and other top muzzle brake and compensator makers to provide a huge selection of high-performance brakes and compensators that will improve your shot game. It only makes sense to invest in a muzzle device on the business end of your AR: They're incredibly easy to install, they can be swapped out easily, and they're one of the most affordable ways to improve control and accuracy.

Specs & Features

  • Available in 5/8x24 and 1/2x28 threads
  • Devices are compatible with all our AR kits
  • Matte black, heat-treated finishes for durability
  • Easy thread-on/thread-off options require no pins
  • Devices work with 5.56./223, 300 BLK, Grendel, 308 and Creedmoor barrels

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