Muzzle Brake with Picatinny Rails?

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Here’s one from the “What the &%$%$ were they thinking” category. Tufforce, a company that I am not familiar with prior to this post, is offering a muzzle device completed with picatinny rails across the 12, 3, 6, & 9 o’clock positions.

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While I can see the rare usage for a mount on a non-moving pistol barrel, I truly cannot see any other practical use for this brake as a picatinny rail. Mounted on a rifle, the concussive force will ruin anything attached and if one were to use it to “Move the front sight forward and extend distance from rear sight to Shoot more accurately” (capitalization and diction theirs), it would significantly screw with the barrel harmonics and accuracy potential of the system.

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The brake is drilled for gas exhaustion only on two sides and each rail section has 5 rail slots. Strangely, it seems the company has also applied for and been granted a patent (though I could not find it on a search of the patent database.

If one is interested in this tomfoolery, the “Tufforce New Muzzle Brake with 4 side Picatinny rail, 1/2”-28 thread for 223, USA patent granted, MT-4L65R can be picked up from Amazon. Price? Retail is listed at $30, but they are available for $19.99.  

In this case, I would tell you to go spend the money on something useful, good looking, and American-made like the JL Billet V.P.R..

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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

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


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  • Squirreltakular

    Something about fools and minutes…

  • BattleshipGrey

    For the times you need your white light to be REALLY hot!

  • MR

    Seems legit…

  • Martin Grønsdal

    the brake doesn’t seem to have holes at the top, where the picatinny is placed. I can’t see the bottom, maybe it is the same. But still….

    • Anonymoose

      It will still get nice and hot.

  • dP

    500% more tactical than a normal muzzle brake.

    • TVOrZ6dw

      Well, 500% more tactical if you are using it to mount a bayonet.

      • dP

        4x picatinny mount bayonets on the brake = tactical overload. I always use that on my Glock when I’m out operating tactically in a tactical operating environment.

  • TCBA_Joe

    Actually, contrary to the article it does EXACTLY what it was designed to do.

    Take money from idiots.

    • Rock or Something

      “A fool and his money will soon…”

  • Lee Attiny

    Dude, its for mounting your tactical bottle opener.

  • Sianmink

    It’s great if you want to move your VFG as far forward as possible.
    No I’m not serious.

  • Kelly Jackson

    It looks like it was machined with a potato.

  • Timothy G. Yan

    I’m waiting for the Keymod and MLok version!

    • Rick5555

      When I get a small window at work to take a break. I like to come to this site and read the articles and comments. Timothy, your comment made me laugh, I almost spit my coffee on to my screen. Thanks for the laugh…I needed one today.

  • notalima

    I did think of one use that having pic rails on your
    muzzle device would work for: air powered SPINNERZZZZ…ooooo…or maybe a blow off
    valve so every time you shoot you can sound like a hopped up STI or EVO

  • Nick

    • BrandonAKsALot

      It needs a picatinny riser and then this would be even more appropriate.

  • Precious Roy

    Muzzles get lonely too.
    I swear I thought it said Turdforce at first glance

  • GPSrulz

    What you say?!? Picatinny rails on the muzzle brake from TufForce! I will have the power! All your base are belong to us!!!

  • TDog

    But, but… it’s not M-LOK! Or Keymod! Picatinny is sooooo 2005.

  • iksnilol

    Well, you can mount your front sight further forward… if it will survive that’s another story. Though could be a cheap way to mount a red dot on a pistol with a fixed barrel.

  • Lance

    This rails love affair tacti coolers have, has gone too far!!!

    • lucusloc

      Just now, or a long time ago? Cause I was out with the first tactical cheese grater. Rails go only where I need something mounted, not anywhere else (and certainly not everywhere).

  • BKE Evers

    I have no words…

  • Anonymoose

    I have the perfect accessory for this: rail-mounted s’mores! The muzzle flash will melt the marshmallow and chocolate perfectly!

  • nova3930

    Just because you can does not mean you should….

  • BrandonAKsALot

    They know how to machine, but they have clearly glossed over the whole finishing thing. Might as well add a way to attach your stuff directly over the ports and put them out of their misery in one shot instead of 10.

  • Sasquatch

    Hey bro. I heard you like tactical. So I put some tactical on your tactical so you can be tactical while you be tactical.

  • USMC03Vet

    Airsofters rejoice!

  • ezmoney2884

    TFB should get one and test mounting things to the ported side of the break. I would watch that video for sure.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I’d put four lasers on it, two red and two green, for Christmas.

  • whskee

    “We don’t really understand firearms but there’s money there so MAKE SOMETHING and profit!!!” — (probably) Actual boardroom qoute

  • Mcameron

    ok….so at first this idea seemed kind of stupid……then i thought about it.

    this is really no different than the Sight extension tubes used by match shooters…it serves to give you a little longer sight radius.

    this would also be helpful if you wanted to add backup iron sights on a rifle without a full length rail system option….something like a single shot rifle….you could thread this on, then youd have a place to mount a front sight, and youd mount a rear sight on your scope rail.

    not saying this is the best option for every situation……but at least its an option.

    • Josh Callejas

      but when you clamp anything onto the rail, it’ll block the gas ports. At best you just negated its use as a muzzle brake, at worst you blow up your accessory. It would’ve been much better if they just hadn’t drilled it out.

      • Joshua

        they’ve only drilled it out at 3 and 9 o’clock, mind you, they claim you can mount stuff to the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, so, yeah, but as long as your mounting to 12 and 6 o’clock it won’t be in front of the gas vents

  • tirod

    They make things because they sell.
    This one just seems more obvious than normal.

  • Will

    I just don’t get it…nor will I get one.

  • MR

    The alternative linked to in the article has an MSRP of $109 or so. American made is great and all, I try to go that route when possible, but when somebody’s looking at a $20-40 muzzlebrake, directing them to a $110 brake doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, at least to me. I’d imagine there are a few other alternatives -American made, even – a bit closer to this price range.

  • smartacus

    Somebody dial zero…because this is so operator :p