Editors note: This was originally published over at Breach Bang Clear.

Unless you’re an expert, it’s not often that you get a chance to be involved with product development in the gun industry. But with social media, consumers and manufacturers are able to communicate like never before. That communication keeps consumers happy and manufacturers sharp, especially when manufacturers are willing to let people like me request new products.

I was one of the very first to receive a Surefire Warden, a Blast Diffuser that attaches to a SF Muzzlebrakes in 5.56 and 7.62. It resembles a mini suppressor even though it isn’t an actual suppressor. To read my review of the Warden, click here.

Review: BPG Blast Shield Cover

I took the Warden out for its first range test. After dumping sixty rounds through it, it was way too hot to touch. So after the range session, it stayed attached to my rifle. I wanted a cover to prevent burning myself if I ever had to sling my rifle or wanted to switch it to another rifle while it was still hot.

Review: BPG Blast Shield Cover

I knew that suppressor covers were already available, so I asked a manufacturer of suppressor covers, Burn Proof Gear if they could make one for my Warden. J.R. from BPG quickly responded. I sent him pictures and measurements, and he started on a prototype.

It was a little difficult for him to make a cover without having an actual Warden in front of him, but I was in California and he was in Florida. After a few weeks, I was sent a prototype cover, in my color of choice, FDE.

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