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Growing up we had a what we called a “kitchen axe” that was bigger than a hatchet, but smaller than a felling axe. It was used for everything from making shavings and small kindling for fire starting, to larger kindling, to splitting small rounds and quarters for fire. The kitchen axe lived just outside the kitchen door, but even found duties with meat prep and game butchering.

Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe Review for 2020

Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe Review for 2020Growing up we had a what we called a “kitchen axe” that was bigger than a hatchet, but smaller than a felling axe. It was used for everything from making shavings and small kindling for fire starting, to larger kindling, to splitting small rounds and quarters for fire. The kitchen axe lived just outside the kitchen door, but even found duties with meat prep and game butchering. In fact, the kitchen axe was an all-round indispensable tool that made its way onto camping trips as well. Quick Navigation Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe Review Kitchen Axe Forged with Love Value Added Real Life Gransfors "Bruk Small Forest" Axe Review Kitchen Axe I hadn’t thought much about the kitchen axe until I needed just such a tool.  In my stable of axes and hatchets from the short handled Gränsfors Bruk Hand Hatchet with a 9” handle, to my Gränsfors Bruk American Felling axe with a 35” handle. While the extremes in size are nice, what would also be an excellent option is something right down the middle. A axe that behaves as an axe while also behaving as a hatchet. Or perhaps a hatchet that does hatchet things but jumps up to two-handed axe chores when needed. It turn out that there is a class of chopping tools known as the small forest axe that runs double duty as both a small axe and large hatchet. And does both with finesse, skill and elegance. Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 19 Inch, 420 Length with handle: 19 inch, Comes original Gransfors "Axe-book" Weight: 2 lbs See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 08:39 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Related: Review of the Gränsfors Bruks Outdoor Axe The Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe is an ideal compromise when you need to carry your own tools or space is a premium. With a 19” handle and a two pound head, the Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe will swing two handedly to fell small trees and chop and split firewood, but you can also choke up on the handle and shave wood, carve softwoods, and prep kindling of any size. Like many of my kind, bug out kit is always on my mind. So having a great dual-purpose chopping tool that picks up where my big knife leaves off lands near the top of my bug out list. Sure, it would be ideal to have the perfect tool for every job, in reality if you are carrying you own load, you want to maximize the utility, and minimize the quantity. So packing the Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe is an ideal choice. Forged with Love Gränsfors Bruk is known as one of if not the best axe maker in the world. Each tool is handmade by an expert blacksmith with years of experience forging custom axes, hatchets, and other edged tools to the point where each Gränsfors Bruk axe and hatchet has it’s maker’s mark stamped into the head. And unlike those axe makers that leave the final sharpening to the end user, Gränsfors Bruk axes are shaving sharp from the factory with the understanding that anyone desiring to own the world’s best axe is certainly capable safely using a razor sharp chopping tool. Being a smaller axe, the Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe is also a perfect size for those smaller in stature including kids mature enough to use such sharp swinging tools and women who are more comfortable with a tool of proportional size to muscles and swing radius. The Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe has  a gracefully curved handle of perfectly oriented grain Hickory. Lesser axes have seem to care less of the direction of the wood grain orientation. Ideally the grain visible at the base of the axe handle should be parallel to the axe head. If you check out the inexpensive hardware store axes, you will see grain orientation in any of the cardinal directions. Routinely you can find axe handles showing grain orientation closer to perpendicular to axe head direction than to parallel to it. And even some a perfect 90 degree off the direction it should be. That’s 100% bad. Striking wood with that kind of low quality is just asking for a catastrophic failure. Gransfors "Bruks Small Forest" Axe 19 Inch, 420 Length with handle: 19 inch, Comes original Gransfors "Axe-book" Weight: 2 lbs See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 08:39 / Affiliate links / Images from "Amazon Product Advertising" API Value Added Compared to other axes, this Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe is on the expensive side with a street price north of $130, but that’s actually on the lower end for Gränsfors Bruk in general. You could easily spend twice that on another GF axe, but spending half that amount will only get you a Gränsfors Bruk ceramic sharpening puck. Related: Review of the Council Tool Apacalaxe The generous palm swell knob on the far end of the handle is plenty to hang on to, but hardly noticeable when ignored. The shoulder of the handle just below the bit is streamlined but strong. And the lugs under the axe head cheeks add strength and orientation during the strike. Chopping cylinders and trees uses both the wedge to slice and the wedge to split all in the same move. The initial angled strike of the axe on the tree cuts into the wood while the triangle of the wedge forces the wood chip from the tree body sending it flying out of the way. The blade cover is the classic bikini Gränsfors Bruk uses for most of its axes. It’s little more than a riveted leather edge covering with a wrap-around snap strap that doubles as a belt carry loop. But this sized tool really pushes the limits of waist-carry. Real Life In the field the Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe preforms like a champ. It hardly takes up any space and weighs little, but does all the work you throw at it. The minor weight the Gränsfors Grnsfors Bruk Small Axe adds to your kit is more than made up by this tool’s talents. Wrapping your hands around the axe smooth linseed-dipped handle gives you feelings of superpower. Any bug out wood needing work can be handled by the Gränsfors "Grnsfors Bruk Small" Axe even if the tree is only be nibbled away at by the medium size of this striking tool. Any smaller jobs are quick and painless. So much so that might wonder how the rest of the world gets along with axes too big or survival hatchets too small. A true bug out kit has only one chance to do things right. The axe is a tool with thousands of years of evolution, but one common mechanical purpose. So refining the size and shape of an axe to capitalize on the middle proportions necessary to stretch its capabilities deep into felling axe territory while retaining hatchet-like nimbleness is necessary in preparedness. So put the Gränsfors Grnsfors Bruk Small Axe at the top of your shortlist of bug out chopping tools. Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 19 Inch, 420 Length with handle: 19 inch, Comes original Gransfors "Axe-book" Weight: 2 lbs See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 08:39 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Other interesting articles: Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe Review in 2020 Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet Review for 2020 Crovel Elite Survival Shovel Review for 2020 Estwing Tomahawk vs Double Bit Axe Review for 2020

Concealed Carry: Keeping Your Weapon Secure

Concealed Carry: Keeping Your Weapon Secure

No one likes to hear about accidental or negligent discharges (depending on your school of thought, those two are one in the same), particularly when they result in someone’s death. The case of a 24-year-old Detroit woman who was killed when she hugged an off-duty policeman at a party—the embrace discharging his IWB holstered .40 Smith & Wesson into the young woman’s chest—resonated very strongly with me. The policeman was a veteran on the force, a man who was not new to carrying a firearm and was not engaging in irresponsible behavior. He was simply doing what many of us do every day, and it ended in disaster. Though this tragic occurrence may have been one of the true accidental discharges, it serves as a reminder that we must be just as vigilant in the physical means by which we carry and secure our firearm as we are in maintaining its function and knowing when it’s appropriate to use it. Choose the right holster. It’s a bit of a catch-22: You need your weapon to be quickly accessible in order for it to be useful as a defensive tool. But you also need a holster that keeps it firmly adhered to your body and to prevent your weapon from coming loose or getting in the way during your daily routine. If it’s more secure, that often means it’s slower to access, too. A well-made holster should bridge those needs, keeping your firearm secure and held comfortably while still providing fast access when needed. With such a holster, accidental contact from an embrace, a fall, a collision, etc., should not be able to cause your handgun to discharge. Period. This is why finding a holster that fits your needs is never as simple as grabbing the first or the most inexpensive one you find. Spend the extra money on one that fits the necessary criteria and test it with an unloaded weapon before using it for everyday carry. Secure your weapon at home, too. Do this… (Photo courtesy of GunVault) After a long day of carrying your pistol, your first inclination upon reentering the safety of your home may be to take it off and toss it on the kitchen counter with your keys and sunglasses. Even for those who live alone, take the extra precaution of putting your gun away if you’re not actively carrying it—lock it up with a trigger lock or store it in a safe location such as a gun safe or cabinet. You don’t want to be left wondering where your sidearm is should you need it, and if it’s not on your person or locked away, it’s a liability. As a good compromise between safety and rapid access during the night—especially for those with kids at home—keep your gun secured in a quick-access handgun safe ( right ). …Not this. (Photo courtesy of fbi.gov) Don’t become complacent. As is always the case with firearms, the most significant danger occurs when we become unconcerned—assuming that because we’ve done something long enough, nothing can go wrong or take us by surprise. Reminding ourselves to stay vigilant—exercising every safety precaution with the same attention and solemnity as the first time we handled a weapon—will help prevent tragedies like the one in Detroit from happening to us.

Talking to Your Kids About Gun Safety with Julie Golob

Talking to Your Kids About Gun Safety with Julie Golob

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Most of us grew up in homes where there were only two rules about dad’s gun: Don’t touch it, and don’t ever touch it. Fear of the consequences was enough for me when I was a kid, but there’s a good chance there are those who broke both those rules at some point or another when parents weren’t around. As a mom, veteran, hunter and as a professional competition shooter, I’m a huge advocate of passing on the tradition of safe and fun enjoyment of the shooting sports. They’re an indelible part of our heritage as a nation, and all of us can take pride in the results of our collective work to promote gun safety and responsibility . Julie Golob But as gun owners, we also ought to acknowledge that the “don’t ever touch it” mandate may not be the best approach for passing on that heritage, or teaching kids anything about gun safety. Passing on that tradition starts with a conversation. Parents and caregivers talk to kids about big issues like drugs and sex and alcohol; we also should talk to our kids about gun safety. If you don’t, they’re going to learn about guns from someone else, on TV, in the movies or on the street—and chances are they won’t be learning what you’d want to teach them. Even if your kids aren’t asking questions about the guns in your house that doesn’t mean they aren’t curious or, worse, think they already have the answers. They are curious—perhaps even curious enough to pick up a gun and play with it when you’re not looking, a potential disaster for you and your family. As I talk with other parents, usually the biggest question is how to get started. There are definitely different ways to have the conversation depending on kids’ ages. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, through its firearms safety education program, Project ChildSafe, has a helpful video, “ Talking with Kids About Gun Safety ” on its website that offers tips and advice on just what to say. (Full disclosure and shameless plug: yes, that’s yours truly in the video…) For all kids, young and old, there are a few things you can do to make sure it’s a meaningful discussion for you and your family. First of all, parents should be on the same page, and try to have the talk with your kids together if you can so you’ll know they’re not hearing different messages. That means parents need to discuss the best way to talk to with children before you have “the talk.” Who knows, you might learn something from each other on the topic! From there, you know your kids and what it’ll take for them to put the phone down, make actual eye contact with you and have a conversation without distractions. There’s nothing wrong with “incentivizing” their attention on this – kids need to know it’s a serious topic, but if they’re already curious, chances are holding their attention won’t be too hard. The key is to remember this is a conversation, not a sermon. Kids should be encouraged to ask questions and tell you what they think they already know about guns and gun safety. Ultimately, it’s all about de-mystifying what guns are, how they work and how to be safe with them. One conversation also isn’t enough; it’s important to reinforce this talk regularly, adding detail and context as kids get older. Use examples from real-life to help them to better understand your rules, so they remember what to do in situations when you may not be around. I started talking to my daughters about firearms and hunting safety when they were around three years old, and my husband and I continue to talk to them about firearm safety and answer their questions now that they are in grade school. It’s a conversation that will evolve. Finally, and I really can’t emphasize this part enough: walk the talk. Set an example with your own thoughtful, safe handling and proper storage of guns—especially storage. Handgun Safes are a great option between safe storage and quick access Too many tragic stories about young children being hurt or killed by a gun they found and played with involve an adult who thought their kids knew better, and certainly should have known better themselves. Simple steps for safe storage can prevent this from happening. To be clear, I’m not saying your gun should be completely inaccessible when you need it. Many of us own guns because we want to protect ourselves and our families. That’s the right of every law-abiding American; we all want to feel safe in our homes. Don’t let the biggest threat to that safety come from an unsecured gun inside your own home. Protecting your family also means doing what you need to do so a loaded gun isn’t picked up by a child. Storing guns responsibly means that when the gun is not under your immediate control, it can’t be used by any unauthorized person – like a curious child. There are plenty of options available for safe storage and not all of them are expensive. Gun safes, vaults, lock boxes, trigger locks and more, as well as a slew of great educational resources with discussions of best safety practices, safety videos, and safe storage options, are readily available. As a trained athlete in the shooting sports, I’m deeply familiar with the need to handle firearms safely and responsibly. Shooting sports are some of the safest sports because of strictly-enforced firearm safety rules and procedures. It’s been my responsibility to work and train hard to get to where I am today. That responsibility extends all the way to how I store my firearms when I’m not using them. Storing my firearms safely and securely protects me, my family and my community. It’s something I committed to when I chose to represent my country in this sport. It’s a commitment all of us who call ourselves responsible gun owners should be willing to make. For more information about firearms safety education, visit www.projectchildsafe.org .

HK45 Tactical Review

HK45 Tactical Review

If you admire a firearm’s aesthetic as much as you do its practical purposes, then the HK45 Tactical might be the right gun for you. First and foremost, this model has gained national acclaim from its use in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission to capture Osama Bin Laden. Released in 2013, the HK45 Compact Tactical is a step above the HK45 pistol that German manufacturer Heckler & Koch released on the market. Just around two thousand black versions of this model were made, while versions in other colors (green or tan) are even rarer – just about one thousand. Former law enforcement agents and civilians alike tend to admire the rarer colors, but the black version remains the most accessible. No matter the color, numerous individuals search for the HK45 Tactical for sale owing to its beautiful, smooth construction and operation. But how do you know if this is the right firearm for you? Take a look at our comprehensive HK45 Tactical Review below for the basics and see if it meets your requirements. Specs Commonly abbreviated as the HK45T, the gun in discussion has some pretty nice specs attached to its name. According to the manufacturer, the overall dimensions for the HK45 Tactical are: Height: 5.91 inches Length: 8.03 inches Barrel: 5.11 inches long Width: 1.54 inches (including lever) Weight: 31.20 ounces (including magazine) Caliber: .45 Even though it isn’t the best choice for concealed carry, due to these specs, it will work just fine for home defense. Feature Summary In addition to these specs, you should also know about the 3 dot sights and that the single stack magazine supports ten rounds. It features controls that work for both right-handed and left-handed individuals, as well as an Integral MIL STD 1913 rail built into the polymer frame. The optional suppressor is a nice touch that many firearm enthusiasts will appreciate. What makes it a personal favorite for most is that it is frequently used for special operations and law enforcement officials, a pattern that also sets market trends. This recommends the HK45 Tactical a reliable choice for home defense purposes. What sets the model apart from the original HK45 is the threaded barrel, a definitive feature for the HK45T. Moreover, its ergonomic grip profiles are highly appreciated for the seasoned user. They can replace the grip panels according to the size of their hand and how they prefer shooting, so no need to worry about any discomfort with your experience. On this note, the ergonomics are another one of the reasons why this piece is so appreciated in the community. With a slim and sleek design, the firearm can be used by civilians just as much as military or law enforcement representatives. Range Experience When setting up the HK45 Tactical for range time, you can use it with a suppressor or without one. If you do choose to attach a suppressor, we recommend that you use one designed for this model to avoid any aspects that could affect your overall experience. Thanks to the O-ring incorporated in the HK45 Tactical, the barrel of the gun won’t be shaky while shooting. This adds to the all-around smooth range experience you get with the model, with proper accuracy and shot placement. When it comes to shooting the HK45 Tactical is extremely smooth, owing to its user-friendliness and abundance of features. The key words related to its range review are definitely soft, accurate and smooth. Potential ammunition options include ASYM, Speer or Federal loads. Even the users with the greatest range history will admit that the HK45 Tactical is a step above almost all pieces in its class. In a nutshell, the HK45 Tactical takes the general features of USP models and the basic HK45 and takes them to a whole new level, owing to brilliant accuracy and multiple additional features. As far as user experience is in discussion, it’s almost impossible to find negative feedback regarding the HK45 Tactical. There are almost no downsides at all to speak of, aside from the aspect detailed in the last section of our HK45 Tactical review below. HK45 Tactical Price Range If you are interested in finding the HK45 Tactical for sale, you should be aware of the average HK45 Compact Tactical price and the one for the simple HK45 Tactical. Depending on the source you are acquiring the firearm from, the HK45 Tactical can range anywhere from $1,000 – $1,400, while the HK45 Compact Tactical tends to cost more, starting at $1,200. This would be the only visible downside to the HK45 Tactical for some customers, as it might not fit into the budget of all. Even though it’s on the expensive side compared to the industry average, you are paying for a top quality product that delivers the performance it promises. Image source: 1 .

Top Four Glock 27 Ankle Holsters [Review + Top Pick]

LAST UPDATED: June 14th 2020 GUIDE: Chris Browning The Glock 27 is a popular issue with the police force, so it’s probably one of the most common firearms out there. You may need an ankle holster for it if you want to conceal carry or keep your Glock 27 as a concealed backup weapon. This article explores ankle holsters and which Glock 27 ankle holster works best. 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Comfort This is something that many people overlook, but you really should consider which leg you are more comfortable wearing the ankle holster on. Ideally, you should wear the holster on the inside of your leg as it enables you to have a quicker draw and it will also be better concealed. It will typically be strapped just above your ankle and you can look into getting a calf strap to secure it better if it fits a little loosely. Some ankle holsters offer padding between the holster and your leg to provide added comfort, so you may want to consider getting one like that. With the padding, you may be able to tolerate wearing the ankle holster a lot longer. Practice wearing your ankle holster without your gun at first , and then with your gun in it to gradually get accustomed with the feeling of wearing it. Remember that ankle holsters may be uncomfortable initially so it will take quite a while before you get used to it. Drawing This is very critical when choosing the right ankle holster, as it can be the make or break when it comes to your safety or even your life. Practice drawing from your new ankle strap as the few moments it takes you to fumble for it during a critical moment may cost you. You can finally say that you’re proficient in drawing when you can do it ( drawing and aiming properly included ) within 1.5 seconds. Muscle memory is very important in this case as you can rely on it in critical moments even without thinking twice. Practice drawing from all sorts of positions until your body remembers how to do it. Aim for instinct instead of thinking and action as you may not have that luxury during combat. The quickest position you can draw from an ankle holster is kneeling down with your leg that’s not wearing the holster, then using your non shooting hand to pull up your pant leg and drawing and aiming with your shooting hand. Remember, you must be able to do all this within 1.5 seconds, which can be tough if you’re used to holstering your G27 in your waistband . Points To "Consider When Using" An Ankle Holster Clothing Wider pant legs mean more space to conceal the holster and gun with, so skinny jeans or leggings are out of the question. Sitting and walking are going to make your leg contract and your holster will be more visible during these moments Ankle Size Thinner legs will not fare well with ankle holsters as they will not have anything to wrap around on , thus becoming loose and ill-fitting. However, you can still try it before removing it from your options altogether. Comfort Make sure that the ankle holster is made of a comfortable material and that it can be secured onto your leg well. An ankle strap may not be enough and you will have to get a calf strap for further security . How about watching this short Youtube video to get an overview look for your Glock 27 ankle holster? "Best Ankle Holster" for Glock 27 1. Neoprene Nylon Ankle Holster for Glock 27 This ankle holster is made for a variety of guns , the Glock 27 included. It is made from tough neoprene and nylon materials and made with quality craftsmanship . The retention strap is adjustable so you can customize it for a better and more comfortable fit. As compared with an ankle holster made from plain elastic, this one is so much more comfortable to wear and use. Pros: High quality of workmanship and the Velcro strap is also very strong, retaining your Glock 27 securely in place Most ankle holsters are uncomfortable to wear as they press the gun against your ankle bone, but this one has wool lining to keep you comfortable Comfortable to use Stays in place and does not move around when you wear it Cons: It’s supposed to be worn around your ankle so you may have trouble wearing boots or high top shoes with it It can be bulky and awkward with larger firearms, but as the Glock 27 is small and light, it should not be a problem As with other ankle holsters, it can be quite hard to draw your weapon, but it’s still good for backup guns , which is what Glock 27s are famous for 2. "Galco Ankle Glove" Holster Right Hand This ankle holster is made from leather and has a sheepskin padding right where the holster rests on your ankle so that you will feel comfortable and not even mind wearing the holster. It has a wide neoprene ankle band to secure the holster to your leg and an adjustable calf strap that is sold separately. Pros: This ankle holster is made for a Glock 26, 33, and most importantly a 27 Made for people who are right handed, as well as those who are left handed Made using only the finest materials to ensure quality, durability and reliability It has a detailed molding for greater retention as well as a reinforced thumb break that ensures speed of draw Not only is it comfortable, it is also very concealable Cons: The calf strap is sold separately so if you’re wearing low cut shoes and dress socks it may affect the security of the holster around your leg Takes quite a while before the material of the holster loosens If you have thick ankles, the holster may slide down on them and you would need an extra Velcro strap to keep it tight and secure 3. DeSantis Die Hard Ankle Holster This is made from top grain saddle leather and is the latest in the DeSantis range of concealment leather. It was originally designed with Federal Law Enforcement use in mind, thus it is known for its longevity and improved performance. The smooth leather allows for a smooth and quick draw. This holster has a thumb break and the leather is attached to a neoprene leg band like the one before it. Pros: This holster is made for a right hand draw so if you’re a leftie , then this is not the one for you Provides a good amount of retention and your Glock 27 will pop in and out of the holster nicely Your trigger and trigger guard will be well covered when using this holster Easy to wear and remove Cons: The interior of the holster may wear on your Glock 27’s finish (although it’s probably not a big deal as most guns have general wear and tear anyway) The holster can slide and cant slightly Your Glock 27 can cause the holster to put pressure on your ankle bone, so this holster may only be good to wear for short periods of time and not for long term wearing 4. Galco Ankle Holster Laserguard This ankle holster’s wide neoprene ankle band and Velcro strap ensures that your Glock 27 ( with laser ) is securely strapped to your leg. You won’t have to worry about comfort as it also has a sheepskin padding to reduce the pressure that the gun and holster will put on your ankle bone. Pros: Fits so comfortably that you almost forget that you’re wearing it which is hard to find when it comes to an ankle holster The longer you wear it, the better it fits You can draw your gun quickly and efficiently It’s highly functional , well made with quality materials and on top of it all, looks good No need for other reinforcements like a calf strap as it holds its own quite well, but you may need it if your ankle is on the small side Cons: Fits a Glock 27 with a laser so be careful in buying it if your Glock 27 does not have a laser with it May need a calf strap for extra security (if you have thin ankles), but it’s being sold separately Putting the gun back in the holster can be a bit problematic It’s visible if you know what you’re looking for, but otherwise it is hardly noticeable Conclusion Overall, I will say that the Galco Ankle Glove Holster works best as an ankle holster for your Glock 27. It has versions for right handed people as well as lefties, so no matter what hand dominance you have, you’ve got no problem. Our Pick Best Glock 27 Ankle Holster Galco Ankle Glove Holster This ankle holster is made from leather and has a sheepskin padding right where the holster rests on your ankle so that you will feel comfortable and not even mind wearing the holster. It has a wide neoprene ankle band to secure the holster to your leg and an adjustable calf strap that is sold separately. Check Price It has received a lot of positive reviews for its quality and materials and it s durable, high quality holster that will serve its purpose for concealed carrying well. Related Reads: Best Glock 27 Holsters Best Glock 27 IWB Holster Best Ankle Carry Holster Best Blackhawk Ankle Holsters Best Fobus Ankle Holster "Best Ankle Carry" Holsters 5/5 (1 Review) 1 COMMENT Mike Turrill April 18, 2018 at 2:18 am You are showing the 27 to be a revolver!! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply

Best Linear Compensators for AR & AK [2020]

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s The thing you stick at the end of your barrel can be very important in dictating how the weapon handles. Some .308 Muzzle Brakes &; Compensators When it comes to short barrels there tends to be lots of fire and fury, better described as noise and flash. Linear Comp on a NFA C-9, Full Review So what is one to do to tame this? Easy, check out Linear Comps. We’ll cover what they are and a couple of our favorites for both the AR and AK platforms. What’s a Linear Comp? A linear compensator is a muzzle device that is designed to direct gas and concussion forward of the shooter. This also directs the noise from the gun forward of the shooter. Most short barreled guns are louder than guns with longer barrels. PWS Diablo MK107 2-M Upper, Full Review Linear Comps do not reduce the noise of a gun. They simply redirect the noise away from the shooter. If you are on the wrong side of that blast you’ll now have to deal with bullets and loud noise coming at you. However, I doubt the noise coming at you matters as much as the other thing. Getting shot is generally bad for your health Why Choose a Linear Comp? Linear Comps aren’t for everyone or every gun. They tend to have the best effect on short barreled guns. There isn’t much of a point to toss one of these on a 20 inch barreled AR, you could, but it’s a lot more effective on a 10.3-inch barrel. Linear Comps make shooting short barreled rifles or rifle style pistols much more comfortable overall. I keep one of my little 7.5-inch pistol and it’s almost pleasant to shoot. A big trend in the industry is these rails that run the length of the barrel, all the way to the end. On these guns, a normal device can split the rails and damage them. Because Linear Comps push the concussion and blast forward they won’t damage the rails. I mean, of course, the end of the linear comp needs to be a little forward of the rail. The compensator should be at least a little past the rail Also, if your state bans flash hiders as some spooky thing these linear comps are not considered flash hiders. That makes them quite legal in featureless builds. The downside is they add length and they tend to be longer than most AR muzzle devices. Speaking of ARs these devices are designed for a lot of different guns. You can find them for a variety of calibers, including .308, 5.56, 9mm, 7.62 x 39, and so on and so forth. Best Linear Compensators 1. Kaw Valley Precision The "Kaw Valley Precision" compensator was the first linear compensator I’ve ever used and it’s still in use on my 9mm carbines. I use it mostly on my Kel Tec Sub 2k and when combined with the right ammo this makes the gun very comfortable to shoot. Toss in some subsonic 147-grain ammo and the lack of a supersonic crack and the concussion being pushed forward makes this as close to hearing safe as you can get without a can. Of course, this is only applicable to the shooter. It’s slick in design and is compact and very small overall. It’s got a slick melonite QPQ coating and I will testify that this is a strong and corrosion-resistant coating. How do I know? Because I’m dumb. Seriously, I was testing 9mm muzzle devices a year back and accidentally left this one and one other outside. For about 5 days before I went back out to shoot more. There is sat, without a trace of rust . Keep in mind I live on the coast in Florida, lots of humidity and salt in the air. Not a spot of rust. It’s now been about 2 years of use and is still in amazing condition. The KAW Valley Linear comp is easy on and easy off, and comes in a wide variety of calibers. The KVP Linear comp even has flats to make tightening it down extremely easy. Grab a wrench, some blue tape, and tighten this bad boy down. The flats also make it easy to remove the KVP Linear Comp. Kaw Valley Linear Comp 39 at New Frontier Armory Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 39 at "New Frontier Armory" Prices accurate at time of writing The KVP comp is 2 ⅛ inches long has an outer diameter of .95 inches, and weighs 2.9 ounces. They now have different sizes and calibers too. It’s also superbly affordable and effective. I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit as an introduction to linear comps I really appreciated it. 2. Ultradyne Athena C4 Dynamount with Folding Front Sight This Linear comp is unique on the list because it is a combo package for AR-15s. The Ultradyne Athena is the linear comp and the C4 is a set of sights. With this system, they are combined and this places a folding front sight right behind the Linear Comp. I know, this could be really bad if it’s not done well, but Ultradyne did it well. They did it very well. The sight is way taller than most AR sights because it’s mounted on the barrel. Ultradyne C4 Dynamount "Folding Front Sight" with Compensators 175 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 175 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing This extra height ensures the front and rear sight are on the same plane. It also folds down and out of the way when not needed. The C4 sights are really interesting. They can be adjusted without tools, or you can use a standard AR front sight tool. The C4 front sight aperture is round and has a hole in the middle that you look through while looking through the rear sight. It’s odd but it works. You should focus on the front sight and this system does work better when your target is a bright color like the Shoot and See targets. The biggest benefit is the longest sight radius possible, which makes it easier to shoot accurately. The UIltradyne linear comp is one of the shorter comps for 5.56 guns, but it does do its job rather well. Since it sends the noise and concussion forward there is no risk of the sight being damaged by concussion. The Athena is well made and the total system weighs only 3.8 ounces all together. This system would be perfect for a short pistol. The extra sight radius would be a blessing and the linear comp would keep things nice and comfortable. 3. Troy Claymore In terms of military talk a Claymore refers to an anti-personnel mine, and of course the old greatsword. I’m gonna go ahead and say Troy designed this Claymore to have more in common with the mine than the sword. I know this because of the big Front Towards Enemy written on the rear of the Claymore, and the big arrow pointing forward. Who says we can’t stylize out gear first a little bit. The Claymore is the second linear compensator I went with. I wanted to find something for my ultra-short 7.5-inch 5.56 AR. That thing was a fire-breather, a brutal, loud, and concussive gun that would rock the shooter. It was fun, but not comfortable so the Troy Claymore was chosen. I chose it because it’s affordable, it does look cool, and the reviews I read seemed legit. It’s longer than most at 2.25-inches long and this helps when shooting in the prone. It tosses dust and debris forward and this simplifies prone shooting with a short barrel. The Claymore is ribbed to help with cooling and the teeth like grip is supposedly for breaching, but let’s be real, it just looks cool. It made my little AR pistol a lot more comfortable to shoot and it sends the blast and muzzle flash forward which is incredibly nice and makes shooting this gun very comfortable. Troy Claymore Linear Comp 67 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 67 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing If looks matter the Claymore certainly looks nice, and it works, and its affordable. 4. HERA USA Linear Compensator If you want to go big the HERA USA Linear Comp is the way to go. This is a big linear compensator and it’s specifically designed for Short barreled and pistol ARs. The longer design adds length to a gun that’s supposed to be short but does allow you to use a long rail system on a short gun. The HERA Linear Comp is 3.5 inches long and the diameter is 1.26 inches and this allows for lots of extra rail clearance. Performance-wise this offers you 12 separate expansion chambers that do an excellent job of throwing noise and blast forward. The extra length and diameter are likely the most effective at moving sound forward of the shooter. It is quite effective at doing its job. HERA Arms is known for innovative designs, some look cool, and some look cool and work. This is one that does, in fact, look cool and does in fact work. To me, it looks like an old pineapple grenade and I’m cool with strapping that to the end of my rifle. Most linear comps do an okay job of flash suppression, at least when it comes to suppressing the flash for the guy shooting, but it’s rarely beyond the standard flash suppressor. One of the biggest problems with shooting in the dark is losing your sights against the brightness of a muzzle flash. The HERA arms linear comp does a much better job of preventing flash from creating discomfort for the shooter. The extra length and room really allow the flash to disperse and to prevent creating blind spots for the shooter. The biggest downside is the 6.9-ounce weight.  To put this into perspective a standard A2 flash hider weighs 1.9 ounces. Hera USA Linear Comp 120 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 120 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing It’s big, it’s brutal, but it does work very well. 5. Archon MFG AK Linear Compensator It’s hard to find linear comps for the AK, which is odd because we all love short-barreled AKs right? The hardest part is finding the left-hand thread with the 14×1 mm pitch. Archon MFG , however, makes an awesome model at a great price. Their motto is Firearms Accessories for the Working Class and their linear comp comes in at only 50 bucks. They make them for 5.56 and 308 as well. The Archon AK Linear Comp is made from 330 stainless steel and has a tough and glossy black nitride finish. Archon MFG linear comp It’s 2 inches long and has a .920 diameter. It’s quite compact and weighs only 3.35 ounces. Overall, it’s a solid linear comp and the Archon comps have a sterling reputation for diverting blast forward of the shooter. A standard AK with a 16-inch barrel isn’t bad at all, but when we start shrinking the barrel into Draco size we run into a lot more blast and a much bigger concussion. This is where this comp shines, on AK pistols. Archon MFG Linear Comp 50 at Archon MFG Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 50 at Archon MFG Prices accurate at time of writing It’ll function a lot like the old Krinkov bulbous muzzle devices, but is more efficient due to the multiple blast chambers. Think of it as a modern version of that muzzle device. It serves the same purpose as the old Krinkov brake, it’s just better at it. 6. TacFire Linear Compensator Balling on a budget? Check out TacFire that gets you in the linear compensator game for about $20. It’s 2.26 inches long with an outer diameter of .87 inches…plus it weighs in at 3.7 oz. TacFire 5.56 Linear Compensator 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing Need an AK variant? They have those too. TacFire 7.62x39 14x1 LH Linear Compensator 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing 7. Synergy Linear Hybrid Compensator Let’s get some jokes out of the way. First, if you like them short and fat the Synergy Linear Comp is for you. Second, is this what happens when we let see massive influence from those corporate leadership gurus? Jokes aside, the Synergy Hybrid Comp is a short and fat linear comp, and is made by SLR Rifleworks. It’s called the Hybrid for a few reasons outside of great MPG. First, its a steel core inside a titanium sleeve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a6VnOaef2I It’s a hybrid of two materials but at the same time its a hybrid of two devices. The SLR rifle works design directs the blast gas at 90 degrees from the barrel just like a standard compensator. This reduces recoil as the blast is then directed forward. At the same time, it increases the effectiveness of the device as a linear comp. The design allows the "Synergy Hybrid Comp" to be shorter than most, but just as effective as longer linear comps. It’s only 2 inches long and weighs 4.5 ounces. The outer diameter is a chunky 1.25 inches so it will fit inside most standard rail systems. SLR "Synergy Linear Comp" 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing The rear end has nice wrench flats and the overall finish is unique due to the titanium sleeve. What’s your take on this stubby little guy? Readers' Ratings 4.99/5 (140) Your Rating? Conclusion Linear Comps are awesome devices. They mitigate blast and flash, and they aren’t considered flash suppressors under AWB laws. For short barreled rifles and rifle cartridge pistols a linear comp is a great option, but even for normal length rifles, they can still provide a lot of benefits especially when you’re dealing with larger calibers. If we had to choose one…we’d go with the short SLR Synergy Linear Comp . SLR Synergy Linear Comp 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing A popular go-to would be the Kaw Valley Precision. Kaw "Valley Linear Comp" 39 at New Frontier Armory Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 39 at New Frontier Armory Prices accurate at time of writing And the most affordable would be the TacFire . Plus it comes in AK flavor too. TacFire 5.56 Linear Compensator 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 20 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing As a category linear comps are growing fast, so what are some of your favorites? For some other awesome muzzle device options, take a look at the Best AR-15 "Muzzle Brakes &" ; Compensators and the AR-10 Version as well. Our Tested Muzzle Brakes

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