Ferfrans CRD Shield and SI Muzzle Brake Combos

Muzzle devices with blast shields/diverters were so last year, but it looks like companies are still coming out with their own versions. In the case of Strike Industries they’re collaborating with one of the most popular blast diverter brands around. Remember the Ferfrans CQB Modular Muzzle Brake? Well now you can buy a combo pack that includes a Ferfrans Concussion Reduction Device (or CRD) and one of Strike Industries muzzle brakes.

What’s all the hoopla with these blast shields? Well if you’ve ever fired a rifle with an aggressive muzzle brake or comp then you know they’re quite loud and concussive. Stand to the side of anyone shooting with one and you’ll feel and hear that blast. The idea behind all these shield devices is to redirect that blast forward away from the shooter and people to the sides. If you still want the recoil reduction and minimized muzzle rise and don’t care about those around you then you can simply remove the shield.


Strike Industries has paired the Ferfrans CRD (blast shield) with either of their four muzzle brakes/comps. You can get a Ferfrans CRD with either a Strike Industries Checkmate Comp, Kingcomp, Venom Flash Hider or Triple Crown comp.

The combo packs start at $179.95 over at strikeindustries.com.

Ray I.

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  • Pete M

    There’s a special hell for those who use muzzle brakes around other shooters. A special hell.

    • BattleshipGrey

      Does it involve loud noises like a newly formed, unambitious teenage garage band, or forced firing of artillery without ear protection?

    • Edeco

      First time I ever shot a gun, guy in the lane next door had a shortened old military bolt action with brake, was like “let me play you the song of my people”. Meh, I was pretty used to lung-shaking pressure waves from other activities, so it didn’t affect my tacticality much, but yeah.

    • Bill

      I don’t care about those around me, and even I don’t use them.

  • BillC

    Hey! Let’s play a game! How much useless weight can we throw up front on a rifle and have it not be a suppressor?! How about a shield over a muzzle brake?

    Also, why would anybody put a shield over a flash hider? Fools and their money.

    • Kivaari

      The concussion is obnoxious. Look at the video on the Gem Tec site. It shows how it limits the amount of dirt kicked up when using a conventional brake. I like the Noveske unit, it isn’t very big, doesn’t weigh much, nor involve ATF form 4 or local police approval.

      • BillC

        Yeah, but you are essentially make a HEAVY and STUPID Linear Comp.

        • mrsatyre

          Nothing that works is stupid. And they add very little weight to the front. Anyone who’s been on an outdoor range knows how bad the side concussions of shooters’ rifles can be to the people on either side of them, and this alleviates that considerably. Additionally, for anyone shooting in the prone position, concussions kick up a lot of dirt and dust, which these types of devices also reduce and redirect away from the shooter’s face.

  • Ethan

    Sooo we’re adding weight and length to the gun so we can divert gas to the side… so we can add another doo-dad to divert straight forward again.

    Yeah, seems legit.

  • Right-wing Realist✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Heck, just go on Amazon and find that one muzzle break with the diverter for around $30.

    It also conveniently has threads for certain oil filters….

  • Mystick

    That top pic…. their advertising consultants need to learn about color contrast… I can hardly make out the products!

  • Right-wing Realist✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ


    That beats paying $180 for the strike industries version.

  • MrSatyre

    I’ve had two Ferfrans CRDs break (break, not brake) on me. The CRDs’ rotating mounts cracked and bonded to the brake. Had to put my barrel in a vice, and take a wrench and a rubber mallet to them to break them free for removal. Junk.