Monday, November 12, 2012

Damage Industries AK Brake

I've been running the Damage Industries AK muzzle brake for a few weeks now and here's what I've found...

-It works.   There are some 'brakes' out there that don't do much to reduce muzzle climb outside of adding weight to the end of your barrel.
-Cost.  Sells for only $18.
-Finish.  The black oxide finish looks nice and is void of any machining marks.
-Made in the USA.
-Composed of 4140 steel.
-Length.   It's only 1.75'' and after threading it on it only adds about 1'' to your OAL.   Lots of competitors' brakes out there are 2.5-3.5''. 
-It isn't a 'flash magnifier' like the AK-74 style brake.

-It isn't quite as good at taming recoil as the 74 style brake (I'm using the brakes with proper chambers).
-Only available in 14x1 LH threading currently.
-It is loud; not as loud as some brakes but louder than not using one for sure.

In summary, it's a very good brake for the money.  Other brakes in its' price range are generally made by Tapco and don't work anywhere near as well.   If you're looking for a good brake for your 14x1 AK but don't want to break the bank it's a good option.   Here's a video with this brake in action and a quick discussion about it:

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