Gemtech Blast Jacket

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I’ve posted quite a bit about all the various muzzle brake shrouds and blast diverters out on the market lately. There’s the LANTAC BMD Blast Mitigation Device, the SureFire Warden Blast Regulator and most recently the VG6 Precision CAGE Device as well as a few others. I recently saw that Gemtech already released their Blast Jacket. Like with the other shrouds on the market the Blast Jacket attaches to their muzzle brakes and redirects muzzle blast forward away from shooters to the sides. The Blast Jacket is made out of titanium and weights in at just 3.5oz. They retail for $195 at Gem-Tech.com. Check out the Blast Jacket in action in the videos below.

The GEMTECH Blast Jacket is our newest accessory that mounts on ALL existing GEMTECH Quickmounts. The Blast Jacket throws the muzzle blast forward away from other shooters on the line and prevents the huge dust cloud we all experience when shooting in the prone. We made this out of pure titanium so it only weighs 3.5oz. and the stainless spring is capable of a million compressions, built to last. It keeps short guns short at 2.55″ overall and is a great addition to anyone’s load out.

**Requires GEMTECH Flash hider or Muzzle Brake for use; sold separately.

CALIBER: FITS AND FUNCTIONS ON RIFLES THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH EITHER 7.62 OR 5.56 BI-LOCK QM (308 AND BELOW)
ATTACHMENT: GEMTECH BI-LOCK SYSTEM
LENGTH: 2.55″ (64.8MM)
DIAMETER: 1.5″ (38MM)
WEIGHT: 3.6 OUNCES (102G)
MATERIALS: 6AL-4V TITANIUM CONSTRUCTION WITH A286 OR STAINLESS STEEL SPRING
FINISH: CERAKOTE BLACK AND FDE
ACCURACY: NO POI SHIFT
SOUND SUPPRESSION (MIL-STD 1474D): 0 dB REDUCTION
SERVICE LIFE: GREATER THAN 25,000 ROUNDS WITH PROPER MAINTENANCE OF QUICK MOUNT DEVICE



Ray I.

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  • Jack Morris

    Well, at least it isn’t a heavy unnecessary accesory.

  • valorius

    Only $195 bucks huh?

    What a bargain.

    • Herr Wolf

      I’m holding out until they release one made from unicorn bone

      • valorius

        LMAO!

    • thedonn007

      Yea, I wonder what is the profit margin on that?

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Put that $195 towards a suppressor.

    • Dan

      Almost the tax stamp right there

    • echelon

      Nah, I’ll prefer to keep starving the beast.

  • Gock Guy

    Looks like a cool product but does it function well worth spending the cash??? Would like to see some live fire during the day and night.

  • Vitsaus

    Blast jackets are this year’s hand stops. Everyone’s making them, everyone’s competing for the coolest looking, and they’re just getting more and more expensive for what they actually do.

  • guest

    So first have a brake that sends gas every which way (unlike the A4 birdcage that only sends it sideways, forward and up, and costs only 10 bucks or so), and then have a big-a** snubby tube over that again, to compensate for the brake and this do away with the whole point of having a brake to begin with.

    Up next: a weaver rail keymod attachment and an accessory over the weaver rail to make it kinda keymod again but no keymod stuff will ever fit it. Weight 10 pounds. MSRP 499$

  • Dan

    A lot of you are missing the real big point here, and thats an easy way for form 1 suppressor builders to buy mount. Strip that blast shield and weld/thread/whatever your baffles and body.

    • JSmath

      Two hundred dollars for a Form 1 suppressor *mount*, though….?

    • Will Stewart

      The benefit of a muzzle brake with a qd suppressor is that it increases the life of the blast baffle by acting as a sacrificial lamb. The point of this is that you can take off the suppressor and shoot it without being so loud and kick up dirt

  • Serious question, does it still work as a muzzle brake (ie dampening recoil) with a blast jacket on?

  • Ian

    So does this mean that AAC will finally get it together and let me buy a rebar cutter?