Muzzle brakes are available in a gamut with a wide variety to choose from. While some use mold injected metal, there are many that make in-house muzzle brakes to specific models. Read below to know more about the different types, their characteristics, and function.
Radial Style Muzzle Brake
It is a classic design that is in use for many years and comes with a bunch of little gas holes all over the muzzle brake body that aid in the gas release from the forward gas flow. It is the least effective of all types.
Flat Baffle Style Muzzle Brake
The flat baffle muzzle brake, also called Straight port-style muzzle brake, is an improved version of the old radial design. The flat design brake has ports cut straight through 90 degrees perpendicular to the bore. This helps create a wall for the gas to slam into, which counteracts the rear propulsion that the forward muzzle blast generates. They are the most commonly used in the market and are fast and easy to machine and can be had for less.
Rear Angled Port Muzzle Brake
Because this brake's body is fixed at a particular angle when ports are cut, this muzzle brake is a bit trickier to the machine. This design is intended to redirect the gas rearward to use some of the gas’ energy against the forward gas stream of the bullet direction. Thesharper the back angle is, the steeper the forward gas funnel will be.
Batard Port Design Muzzle Brake
Though it looks similar to a rear angled port, it is designed with added key feature that is an additional geometry near the brake bore that optimizes the “path of least resistance” effect. It is often referred to as the “Tooth”. The tooth directs the gas away from the forward gas stream, stopping the gas from being able to slip back into the stream. The great efficiency of the tooth is not simply encompassed in its ability to move gas out of the way. There is a more relevant second effect as a result of the tooth’s internal geometry. The gas collides into the corner or “nook” generated by the way it is machined. As a result of this, a parachute effect is created, pulling the gun forward, against the gun’s natural recoil. As a result of its design, the harder the muzzle brake is pushed, the more effective it becomes.
There are new designs of muzzle brakes, surfacing daily but these are some of the most popular and widely used ones. If you plan to customize your firearm, get your hands on the best muzzle brake type that suits your needs and requirements at MCS Gearup. Explore more about muzzle brakes at affordable rates at MCS Gearup – the ultimate source for Rifle Stocks, Butt Stock kits, and Buffer parts all backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.