YHM Blast Deflector

YHM blast deflector

Anyone running a short barrel AR can tell you that the muzzle blast can be overwhelming – especially if shooting indoors. Yankee Hill Machine is offering a QD blast deflector that is designed to redirect the blast forward, away from the shooter.

The Quick Detach Blast Deflector is designed to work with the company’s line of QD muzzle devices, and it locks on like the suppressors also offered by YHM. The blast deflectors are made of 4140 steel and are Melonite QPQ treated.

YHM blast deflector

Two different blast deflectors are currently being made. Between the two, the majority of the YHM QD muzzle device line is covered. Both models carry a suggested retail price of $79.

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  • skusmc

    Just $79? For an AR device that seems useful?

    YHM, you must be new to the AR 15 market. This is not how things are done ’round here.

    • USMC03Vet

      I was thinking that even at that price it’s a big pricey, but then realized was for glorious AR capitalist market.

    • Cymond

      FWIW, Damage Industries has brakes and shrouds on sale for $18 each. Their finish isn’t fancy, but it seems like an ok way to experiment with the brake/shroud concept.

  • Wv cycling

    Does anyone make a blast deflector that can be utilized in replacement of a crush washer – that way any muzzle brake that fits inside can be used?

    • Cymond

      That’s a sorta genius idea, although it would make installing the brake difficult.

      • Wv cycling

        I’m going to try a tomato paste can between the crush washer and brake this weekend.

        Just for giggles.

  • thedonn007

    Well, looks like Simplistic Shooting Solutions will have a hard time selling QD brake shields for YHM mounts now. Maybe I can get a good deal on a .308 version now.

  • Nocternus

    Kenetitech came out with the Mussel Brake / Sound Redirector first now everyone else is copying their tech. I can pick up a Kenetitech unit with the mussel brake for under $60 and I can specify what the shroud looks like. Not sure why I would pay more for someone else’s copy of the original.

  • Patrick M.

    Is anyone else sick of the muzzle device market?

  • Nick

    Given the price of their brakes and flash hiders that double as QD’s, I’m guessing the MSRP doesn’t include one, since they’re usually about that expensive.