Good recoil management is critical for fast shooting. Precision Armament’s M4-72 Severe-Duty Compensator uses an innovative reverse venting double-baffle design to achieve the highest recoil reduction in the market. If reduced recoil and fast shooting is your game, the M4-72 is your compensator.
The M4-72 brake has a closed bottom and upward-slanted venting to offset muzzle rise and reduce signature. The guys at truthaboutguns.com did some significant science and tested just about everything on the market. See their results here. They used a gas piston AR-15 with the gas block turned off. Mounted to a sled, they got some valuable data on comparative recoil energy. The control measurement was a standard A2 birdcage. Spoiler alert!
With the M4-72, the test rig slid back an average of 2.4375 inches. With the standard A2 compensator, the rig slid back 8.4375 inches. A 73.84 percent reduction in mechanical recoil provides a big difference in felt recoil.
Precision Armament uses heat-treated stainless steel to withstand the extreme heat of rapid shooting without rapid erosion. Precision machining turns this into a high-performance brake for .223/5.56mm rifles with 1/2-28 muzzle threads. It is available with an advanced Ionbond® high-temperature CrCN coating (matte black), or in stainless steel/in-the-white (satin grey). The M4-72 will accept most devices designed to fit over the standard A2 flash suppressor.
Precision Armament recommends use of their Accu-Washer™ Muzzle Alignment System for the M4-72. This allows precise adjustments to be made to the brake alignment in 20-degree increments using only one washer. Caution: Do not use crush washers with this product.
Ready to end recoil? Get your M4-72 here for $89.99.
(Featured image courtesy of thetruthaboutguns.com)
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