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.
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.
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..