Muzzle Brake

Muzzle Brake

Muzzle brakes and recoil compensators are devices that are either fitted to, or designed as a permanent part of, the muzzle of a firearm or cannon to redirect propellant gases with the effect of countering both recoil of the gun and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire. Muzzle brakes are useful for combat and timed competition shooting, and are commonly found on rifles firing large cartridges (such as big-game rifles), as well as some artillery and tank guns. They are also used on pistols for practical pistol competitions, and are usually called compensators in this context.

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PGM Ultima Ratio - Design Details
... sports heating dispersion ribs along its length and an integrated glued on muzzle brake to reduce recoil, jump and flash ... II barrels are fluted and can have integrated or detachable muzzle brakes ... If the barrels are threaded for a detachable muzzle brake they can also be fitted with a detachable suppressor ...
Suomi KP/-31
... design was altered with the addition of a muzzle brake, which increased the submachine gun's overall length by 55 mm ... The revised version was designated KP/-31 SJR (suujarru, or "muzzle brake") ... Aimo Lahti was displeased with this revision, believing that it decreased muzzle velocity and reduced the weapon's reliability, and even sought in vain to have the muzzle ...
Boys Anti-tank Rifle
... three main versions of the Boys, an early model (Mark I) which had a circular muzzle brake and T shaped monopod, built primarily at BSA in England, a later model (Mk I*) built primarily at Jonathan Inglis ...
122 Mm Howitzer 2A18 (D-30) - Description - Variants
2A18M or D-30M - new double baffle muzzle brake, square central base plate, towing lunette assembly ... D-30A - modified recoil system, new muzzle brake ... D30 RH M-94 - Croatian built version, new muzzle brake, redesigned trail, improved hydraulic brake ...
Muzzle Brake - Legality
... Muzzle brakes were ruled legal by the ATF in the United States a short time after the now defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban went into effect in 1994 ... These muzzle components were legal as long as they were a permanent fixture of the barrel and were legal to attach to a threaded barrel, so long as they were welded ... As such, a flash suppressor, modified by users to operate as a muzzle brake, were not in compliance ...

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