A quality muzzle device can make or break your accuracy and reoil.
It's true: Those deceptively simple threads, hosting a good muzzle device -- when it's a comp, brake, or flash hider -- can dramatically improve the overall performance of your AR-type rifle or pistol. Plus, there's a simple "cool" factor in hosting a new muzzle device that isn't one of those old "birdcage" flash hiders you find on so many stock ARs or factory uppers.
And you get a pretty wicked muzzle blast, to boot. The AR platform can dish out plenty of rough recoil, especially if you're running a stock carbine (3.0-ounce) buffer. AR pistols can pack a wallop, too. Installing a muzzle helps to redirect all that gas coming out of the barrel and reduce felt recoil significantly.
Maybe you want to improve accuracy. In that case, grab a compensator. A good comp reduces recoil to a degree and helps to reduce muzzle rise, allowing for quicker follow-up shots and more consistent shot placement.
There's nothing wrong with slapping a traditional flash hider on your muzzle threads -- if for no other reason than to protect those threads and the crown on your muzzle.
Whatever muzzle device you're looking for to top off your AR barrel or build, we've got you covered. All available muzzle devices come with typical 1/2 x 28 or 5/8 x 24 threads for 5.56/.223 and .308 builds. Both thread types work for other calibers made to fit in their respective platforms. For example, 6.5 Grendel barrels (based on the 5.56 platform) typically use 1/2x28, while 6.5 Creedmoor barrels (based on .308 receivers) use 5/8x24 threads.
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