The market for AK-47 muzzle devices has been very off the last few years. There hasn’t been much in the way of designs for new muzzle brakes aside from a few attempts that worked reasonably well like the Definitive Arms Fighter Brake. That was until I was fortunate enough to get an email from a colleague who asked me if I wanted to try a new muzzle device for my Polish AK47. I’m always eager for new adventure and agreed, but asked who made the brake I was testing, the response was Axelson Tactical.
Now for those of you read the site or keep up with any sort of military events will recognize part of the name of the company the name Axelson, as in Matthew Axelson. The United States Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions and valor during Operation Red Wings in the Kunar Valley in Afghanistan. The company bearing his last name was started by his brother Jeff Axelson, and has been very active in support a long list of worthy Military Veteran centered Non Profit Corporations.
Axelson Tactical as a company has been has steadily built its client base and has expanded their product line over the last few years from hardware such as pistols and rifles into soft goods like apparel and accessories. The company now manufactures nine different styles of muzzle brakes including the one that we are fortunate enough to evaluate. The Kraken is built for the AK-47 family of rifles and it appears to have all the attributes that we look for when we are shopping for quality accessories.