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Stop struggling with the recoil, leave this task to the muzzle brakes. They will cope with this, directing and spreading pressure with gases up and to the sides, effectively reducing felt recoil and muzzle rise.
Taking part in shooting rimfire competition, milliseconds can bring the win, that’s why even minimal muzzle climb is undesirable, as it is likely to make slower-moving between targets.
Why do we need a 9 mm muzzle brake?
A muzzle brake (also called a recoil compensator) is a unit, which can be added separately to, or be an integral firearm part of the muzzle, or barrel construction, or cannon, designed to redirect a portion of projectile gases to withstand recoil and prevent unnecessary muzzle rise. You can forget about bruises on the shoulder.
Table of Contents
- 9mm Muzzle Brake Review | Best 9mm Compensator | Best 9mm Flash Hider
- #1 Lantac Dragon 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #2 Spikes Tactical Barking Spider 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #3 Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp 9mm Compensator
- #4 Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Fatman HexBrakes 9mm FLash Hider
- #5 TANDEMKROSS Game Changer PRO 9mm Compensator
- #6 Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp 9mm Flash Hider
- #7 Odin Works Atlas Compensator 9mm
- #8 Agency Arms 417 Single Port Gen 5 9mm Compensator
- #9 Yankee Hill Machine Slant 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #10 TacFire 5.56 1/2X28 Flash Can 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #11 VISM Ruger PC Carbines 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #12 Griffin Armament Taper Mount EZ Barrel 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #13 Lone Wolf Arms 9mm Compensator
- #14 Fortis Manufacturing 9mm Muzzle Brake
- #15 VG6 Precision EPSILON 9mm Muzzle Brake/Compensator/Flash Hider
- How To Install a Muzzle Brake
9mm Muzzle Brake Review | Best 9mm Compensator | Best 9mm Flash Hider
#1 Lantac Dragon 9mm Muzzle Brake
Dragon Precision Muzzle Brakes are manufactured from hardened Milspec Steel, covered with phosphate (Type M, Class2), pass quality control, and have serial numbers. The Lantac ensures enhanced management of recoil and muzzle rise, as a result, improved accuracy: shooters are not distracted, they keep on target.
#2 Spikes Tactical Barking Spider 9mm Muzzle Brake
This muzzle brake comes with a thread protector and a 5-Prong Helix Flash Suppressor End Cap. The Spikes Tactical Muzzle Brakes are made from Chromoly steel (4140) billet bar stock, finished with a heat-treated nitride, receiving a firm platform with ball dimpled. The blast cone, supported from front and rear sides, is CNC machined from proprietary alloy to exclude sagging, which is likely to occur in high temperatures. These Barking Spider Brakes are designed to redirect noise, concussion, and blast effects forward and away from the shooter, allowing to put precise shots on target.
#3 Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp 9mm Compensator
This Micro Carry Comp compensator ensures recoil mitigation (10-20%), quick follow-up shots, decreasing group sizes, and muzzle control without extra weight and bulk. The Micro Carry Comp is crafted from 17-4 Stainless Steel, covered with black Nitride, fits any threaded barrel in 1/2×28. The Micro Carry Comp features good performance, low signature, a small and light housing, convenient handling and storage of the firearm. Wrench flats deliver an easy installation, because of the convenient gripping surface to torque the unit into place, staying reliably put for long training.
#4 Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Fatman HexBrakes 9mm FLash Hider
Phase 5 developed HexBrakes with two large (FAT) ventilated baffle sections and chambers to redirect muzzle blast in such a way to ensure stable aim and accurate follow-up shots on target. These HexBrakes, covered with Mil-Spec Parkerized, are equipped with two top ports (20-degree machined at a forward-directed angle). The device comes with a crush washer. It is recommended to buy a shim kit for the right timing and alignment.
#5 TANDEMKROSS Game Changer PRO 9mm Compensator
The Game Changer PRO is a stainless-steel compensator, diminishing muzzle rise, allowing it to shoot quickly to improve the results in the rimfire competition. The TANDEMKROSS ensures convenient maintenance of the compensator thanks to a proprietary Easy-Clean Coating. There are two colors: black and silver for 9mm models.
#6 Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp 9mm Flash Hider
The Micro Carry Comp, having good performance and low signature, provides recoil mitigation and quick follow-up shots. The Griffin compensator is manufactured from Stainless Steel (17-4), with a black Nitride finish. Easy gripping surface allows to torque the compensator into place, staying duly put for long training. This compact-in-size and lightweight device fits any threaded barrel (in 1/2×28), it hardly increases the barrel length, compared with usual thread protectors.
#7 Odin Works Atlas Compensator 9mm
The Odin developed ATLAS compensators with a 3-piece modular design to provide simple and quick installation. Shims or crush washers are unnecessary, the device sleeve allows to regulate timing and tuning. The ATLAS sleeve is crafted from titanium, the cap and core from 416R stainless steel (isonited), covered with black nitride.
#8 Agency Arms 417 Single Port Gen 5 9mm Compensator
The Agency Arms developed one-chamber threaded muzzle brakes for Glocks of the 5th Generation models. The Barrel Compensators are manufactured from 7075 Aluminum, with a hard-anodized coating (MIL-A-8625, Type 3). To provide due fitment with threaded barrels general barrel protrusion should be 0.715 inches (+/- 0.005 in), won’t fit conversion barrels.
This muzzle brake is equipped with one vertical venting port and a front sight hole. For proper work, recoil tuning may be needed. The single-port compensator is suitable for factory-loaded ammunition but ensures the best performance with heavier charged ammo. This device comes with an Allen wrench, two set screws, and a vial of Red Loctite.
#9 Yankee Hill Machine Slant 9mm Muzzle Brake
The Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) designed a muzzle brake to fit onto the properly threaded barrel, comes with the crush washer, which helps to get it lined up straight. The Slant compensator is outfitted with the direct blowback system, which allows redirection of gases, coming out the barrel.
#10 TacFire 5.56 1/2X28 Flash Can 9mm Muzzle Brake
The Krinkov-style compensator is manufactured of steel one-piece construction, precision CNC machined, covered with a heat-treated Black oxide finish. Properly installed, the TacFire muzzle brake allows forward blast deflection. It comes with a crush washer, and a .556/.223 1/2″x28 thread pitch, suitable for AR-15 style rifles.
#11 VISM Ruger PC Carbines 9mm Muzzle Brake
The VISM designed a two-chamber compensator with ten ports (CNC machined) to redirect the projectile gasses upwards and to the sides to diminish recoil and muzzle climb. This muzzle brake is constructed for Ruger Police Carbine with 1/2×28 threaded barrels (9mm bore); after installation, using a crush washer, it extends the barrel length by 2.2 inches. The Ruger compensator is crafted from steel with a Black finish.
#12 Griffin Armament Taper Mount EZ Barrel 9mm Muzzle Brake
The EZ Barrel Muzzle Brake is manufactured from stainless steel (17-4 PH) with a lustrous Black Nitride finish. This compensator is outfitted with six radial slots to ensure efficient felt recoil mitigation. The Griffin designed one of the lightest mounts (only 2 oz) among the Taper Mount connections. Thread protector fits this compensator for extra thread mounts defense. The EZ Brake can be installed with a standard socket wrench (13/16in).
#13 Lone Wolf Arms 9mm Compensator
The Lone Wolf constructed the compensator in such a way for a recoil decrease thanks to 30-degree angle gas redirection to rear and pulling the barrel forward, and for a muzzle climb mitigation due to the vertical gas redirection. There are two models, which are compatible with 9mm caliber, of standard size, and extended (with one extra ridge). The Arms muzzle brakes feature steel construction, covered with dark charcoal parkerized. These compensators are designed for standard US thread pitches, not compatible with Glock OEM metric threaded barrels. The Lone Wolf extended devices may not duly operate with light loads, 115 grain, reduced power loads, or standard ammunition, as they are intended to run with +P, +P+, or 9mm Major loads. The reliability refers more to long slides or tactical (Glock 34/35/24/17L).
#14 Fortis Manufacturing 9mm Muzzle Brake
The Fortis developed the compensators thinking of good performance and stylish design, taking into account experts’ evaluation. These muzzle brakes are manufactured from 4140 steel with Nitride coated.
#15 VG6 Precision EPSILON 9mm Muzzle Brake/Compensator/Flash Hider
The VG6 Precision combined muzzle brake, compensator, and flash hider, creating great design, and included many features of the higher-pressure predecessor. The VG6 Epsilon 9mm ensures recoil management by minimizing any muzzle motion. The device is outfitted with 3 extended flash hiding prongs to help reduce muzzle flash, allowing an unrestricted view through sights or optics. The porting construction is efficient for the 9-mm pressures. Two models are available, depending on the color (Black or Steel) and finish (Black Nitride or Bead Blasted Stainless Steel correspondingly).
How To Install a Muzzle Brake
- The installation process will depend on the muzzle device type and should be done after unloading the firearm (needs to stay empty).
- It is recommended to use duly sized shims to mount a suppressor to the integrated attachment of the muzzle device.
- A crush washer allows you to simplify the timing of the muzzle brake if you don’t intend to attach a silencer directly to the muzzle brake.
- For right muzzle brake orientation, follow the manuals, as the muzzle device ports need to be perpendicular to the vertical axis of the rifle.
- Choose a size crush washer or shim, line up the device properly, perceive the barrel face like a clock face, the muzzle brake needs to be aligned with the barrel at 12 o’clock position.
- Advice for duly timing: to install the shim or crush washer and tighten the muzzle device hand tight to the 10 o’clock. To tighten down any muzzle brake, until it lines with the 12 o’clock on the barrel, an AR15 armorer’s and 3/4-inch open-end wrenches will be suitable. Do it in short increments without over-tightening the muzzle brake and not overpassing the 12 o’clock point.
Pay attention to the placement of the ports: if you need to shoot prone, choose the compensator without holes on its bottom to exclude kicking up the dust in the face. VISM Ruger PC Carbines 9mm Muzzle Brake corresponds to this demand. The muzzle brakes will take care of your shoulders. The ear protection will stay on your responsibility, as these devices can increase the usual noise level to about 5-10 dB.
Spikes Tactical Barking Spider 2 Krinkov Muzzle Brakes. This muzzle brake features a rigid platform with a ball dimpled. It is suitable for various attachments, as coming with a thread protector and a 5-Prong Helix Flash Suppressor End Cap. Easy to clean and to install fast to the barrel mount due to pre-drilled.
Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp. This muzzle control, without extra weight and bulk, fits any threaded barrel in 1/2×28, changing the barrel length insignificantly. The Patent Pending Design allows the installation of the device without timing.
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