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Linear Compensator

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Linear compensators, often referred to as blast diffusers or linear blast devices, have been a topic of interest for many firearm enthusiasts.

In essence, it's a linear compensator device is designed to direct the gun's blast away from the shooter. This feature proves particularly beneficial during close-up shooting or when one is at a shooting range.

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Not only does it enhance the shooter's experience, but it also ensures that fellow shooters or bystanders aren't disturbed by the blast. Imagine being at a crowded range and not having to worry about the blast bothering the person next to you – that's the advantage a linear compensator brings.

Though linear compensators have been in the market for some time, their popularity has seen a significant uptick recently. This is evident from the increasing number of companies producing them, especially catering to short-barreled rifles.

Muzzle Brake

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The main goal of a muzzle brake is to reduce the recoil and muzzle rise of the firearm. It achieves this by redirecting the gases exiting the muzzle, typically to the sides, which counteracts the rearward force of the recoil.

Its job is to significantly reduces recoil, allowing for faster follow-up shots and better accuracy. It's particularly beneficial for high-caliber firearms that have substantial recoil.

Commonly used in competitive shooting and hunting, where reducing recoil can lead to improved accuracy and comfort.

Types Of Muzzle Device

  1. Dedicated Linear Compensators: These are specifically designed for a particular purpose and are not meant to be interchangeable.
  2. Quick Attach: As the name suggests, these can be swiftly attached or detached from the firearm.
  3. Slip-On: These are designed to slide onto the barrel of the firearm.

Brands like the Troy Claymore and Midwest Industries have become household names in the world of linear compensators. Additionally, some devices, such as the VG6 precision, are crafted to fit seamlessly over existing muzzle devices, offering flexibility to the user.