Volquartsen’s Forward Blow Stabilization Module

Volquartsen Custom is selling an interesting muzzle break. It is called the Forward Blow Stabilization Module and is designed for Ruger 10/22 rifles and Charger pistols, but will fit any rifle with .905 – .925″ diameter rimfire bull barrel.

Instead of porting the gas that exists the muzzle to the side or backwards toward it ports it forward at an angle.

From the product page:

Conventional wisdom tells us that compensators/muzzle brakes increase noise to the shooter. Our new forward blow stabilization module is designed to offer the best of both worlds – less recoil without the increase in noise.


.22 LR rifles do recoil contrary to popular belief and you notice this when shooting competitively. Saying all that, you can call me skeptical on how effective this would be. Still, I am willing to keep an open mind and look forward to some intrepid shooter taking photos of this in action with a high speed camera. The device retails for $109.75.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • mmathers

    By directing the blast forward, this compensator works similar to the DPMS Levang Linear Compensator you can buy for your AR-15/Keltec SU-16. Speaking from personal experience, I did notice that my SU-16 was notably quieter to shoot after installing the Levang — and the extra light rifle’s muzzle didn’t climb as much off the bench.


  • jdun1911

    I’m in the process of building a 10.5 SBR AR15. I was thinking about Noveske Pig to cut down on the blast. Anyone know if Levang Linear Compensator cause cycling problems for SBR?


    • jdun1911, it shouldn’t should it? The gas flow behind it should not be effected.

  • jdun1911

    Ops I got it wrong. Need more coffee. The pig cause cycling problems with longer barrels.

  • Joseph

    I have recently completed a custom build on a .22 using the 10/22 as a platform. Nothing on the rifle is original ruger equipment. I have been wondering, if a compensator would make enough difference to warrent spending the money. I have a .920 alunimum barrel and would like to keep the weight down. Does anyone have any comment on this? thanks