Review: Strike Industries Triple Crown Comp

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I haven’t ever been much of a fan of muzzle brakes on a 5.56 AR, but when I was told that I was going to be sent the new Strike Industries Triple Crown Comp I couldn’t think of a reason to not give these headache inducing muzzle devices another chance. Did Strike build a brake that could change my mind?

Before we get too far into it let’s take a look at the specs from the Strike Industries website.

The Strike Industries Triple Crown-Comp features a three chamber design, which was engineered to reduce felt recoil and help reduce muzzle rise with the topgas ports.  To top it off, the TC-Comp features and aggressive crowned leading edge to be used for self defense or support for wire cutting capability. The SI Triple Crown-Comp is a great alternative if you’re looking for a cross between a compensator and a muzzle brake or effective “combination” muzzle device.

Features
– Three chamber design to reduced felt recoil
– Top gas ports to mitigate muzzle rise.
– Aggressive sharp crowned front end
– Heavy duty steel construction with parkerized finish

Like always Strike delivered the brake in attractive packaging. I know I mention this in every review I do of their products, but the little details matter to me.

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Pulling the contents out of the package you find a new crush washer along with the muzzle brake.

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You can see the three chambers of the brake as well as the ports on the top to combat muzzle rise. Strike sent the part out nicely oiled to combat any rust in transit.

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I wont bore you with any of the instillation pictures. Getting right out on the range to see how well the brake mitigates recoil. I have to admit, it is a pretty handsome part.

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I loaded up a mag with some standard m193 ball and got behind my SBR. You can see the 4 cases in the air at the same time in this photo, the brake really did it’s job! I was able to pull the trigger as fast as I liked and the gun stayed flat and on target. It almost felt like I was shooting a laser blaster.

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I handed the gun over to Alex C. and had him run a few rounds through the brake. He too was pleased with how well the Triple Crown Comp did it’s job. No better way to keep the hot Texas sun off you than with a cowboy hat.

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The camera happened to grab this awesome muzzle blast. You can really see the brake doing it’s job here.

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With the Mega Fins rail installed on this upper the Triple Crown Comp really looks at home.

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The Triple Crown Comp really changed my mind about muzzle brakes. I am a bit bummed about the concussion and not being able to attach my suppressor, but being able to shoot as fast as I was able to accurately was well worth the trade off. The Triple Crown has found a home on one of my uppers.

If you are looking for a muzzle brake I would highly recommend you take a serious look at the Triple Crown Comp as well as Strike’s other reasonable priced offerings. The Triple Crown Comp has a MSRP of $44.95. You can learn more about the Triple Crown Comp on the Strike Industries website here.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Aaron

    Hey Patrick, great review.

    Was wondering why you are not much of a fan of muzzle brakes?

    • Darkpr0

      Muzzle brakes are effective at reducing recoil by taking the power of the gas and redirecting it in different directions. This is good for recoil, but bad for everything else standing near you. Your ears will take more of a beating and, the blast even from .223 is sufficient to damage objects to the left and right of you. InRangeTV has one documented case of the muzzle blast demolishing a truck’s tail light. Food for thought if you anticipate using one on a home defence gun.

      • UpChuck.Liberals

        I’ve got the worlds absolute LOUDEST brake on the planet on one of my AR’s and quite possibly the entire Universe. It’s 30db over any other. No idea who made it but I hope they stop. I might recommend you try a Quentin Defense brake, much quieter, not a lick of rise, it is so sweet that my 9 year old grand daughter has zero problems with it.

      • Uniform223

        My personal experience and opinion.

        I never understood or got into all the hype about muzzle breaks and dedicated compensators. I never saw a muzzle break and dedicated compensator to have any tactical usefulness for a carbine or assault rifle.
        >during prone they create too much ground signature
        >too much light signature because of the flash
        >excessive concussion force when firing in close proximity to others

        I always saw a dedicate muzzle break and compensator to be more of a crutch. I have seen ARs where one of the first things the user has done was replace its factory muzzle device (in most cases an A2 style flash hider) with a “highspeed” muzzle device. They never really learned how to properly grip the rifle/carbine and adjust for recoil. So they shoot good with their personal AR but when they shoot one with a typical A2 flash hider, all that “skill” they thought they had goes out the window.

        • Darkpr0

          Muzzle brakes are a compromise. You get less recoil and muzzle rise at the cost of blast. You get nothing for free. So the user has to decide whether the discomfort of the blast is worth the reduction of recoil. On anything .223 I don’t usually find it is worth it versus a plain rubber recoil pad. If we started talking about a really light .308 battle rifle or something in .338 I would probably change my tune.

    • Patrick R.

      They suck for people shooting around you and I have never had a issue shooting a ar15 fast with a standard flash hider.

  • Uncle Webkins

    It’s pretty damn slick.

  • uisconfruzed

    I’ll stick with my TBAC