Found this image posted with no context. From just the image alone it seems the person that owned this AR pistol had the muzzle brake tucked back a bit under the handguard. Not sure how many rounds it took but the front end of the handguard broke from the muzzle brake. If someone intends on tucking back his muzzle brake then you need cut outs like the Warsport LVOA handguard or Salient Arms International handguard. Which allow muzzle brake gasses to vent out the side. One good thing is the position of the Strike Industries Cobra AFG. As long as the shooter kept his hand there, he would be relatively safe from the handguard blowing up.



  • tazman66gt


  • Oaf

    Is that the new Warsport?

  • Vitsaus

    More dollars than sense.

  • kalashnikev

    Looks like he had the wrong handguard on there. It’s fixed now.

    • Flounder

      He didnt even have to get out a that wrench to fix it either! what a lucky guy.

  • Machinegunnertim

    Well it was keymod so it’s not a big loss.

    • Yeah but he lost at least on shelf attachment point. The horror!

  • nova3930

    1. AR pistol w
    2. pistol brace w
    3. “gold” muzzle brake that’s
    4. tucked into the hand guard
    We’re checking a lot of boxes on the DERP list today….

    • kalashnikev

      Airsoft BUIS?

      • nova3930

        I wasn’t sure so I left it off. They don’t look high quality though…

    • John Yossarian

      You forgot:
      5. Tank break on a short-barrel – “For when the noise and concussion are still not enough!?” LOL

      In case anyone didn’t know, you should put just about anything except a muzzle brake on a short-barrel.

      A good alternative here would have been either a linear blast director or a suppressor.

      • nova3930

        Only use for a brake on a SB is a suppressor mount.

  • Fatigue loading is a real b#tch. If your design seems sufficient under static loads fatigue loading will demonstrate that the world is not about just statics but also dynamics.

  • Rog Uinta

    Clown Town has a new mayor…for today, anyway.

  • Jonathan Ferguson

    It’s spelled BRAKE.

    • Al Wise

      I think they were making a pun.

      • Jonathan Ferguson

        Doh. Sorry, I should have spotted that.

  • KestrelBike

    That must be a real treat for anyone standing next to him while shooting.

    • I have one VERY SIMILAR (The $18 Amazon brake). It is terrifying to stand even 5ft away from it. 3ft behind still rattles you. Thank God I never visit ranges, or I ‘m sure I’d get my ass kicked, or at least receive evil stares.

  • iksnilol

    Self-correcting issue.

  • Jake Witte

    I think you should at least credit the website where the image was found. (I suspect it’s from /k/).

    • Nicholas C

      It was posted in a closed gun group on Facebook. Not much help there.

    • Mother Demanding Action

      It would be pretty amusing to see /k/ommandos having pull even here. Probably more terrible though.

  • CallMeLegend

    “Well of course I know what a muzzle brake does, there are holes in the handguard for a reason!”

  • Really puts into perspective just how much blast AR pistols have.

    It’s one thing to hear one at the range (disgustingly loud,) another to see that they have enough blast to shatter aluminum.

  • Jay

    That handguard design didn’t help either.

  • Sasquatch

    Oh look a

  • Zachary marrs

    People pay good money for gooseneck rails

  • 1911a145acp

    Muzzle break……..Tee hee hee…..

  • guest

    Though a bit off-topic, this is aluminum’s achilles heel: yes, easy to extrude, machine, etc. But also becomes brittle very fast due to fatigue and hardening that occurs when bent/flexed in any way, and will instantly develop cracks unless extensively heat-treated. I am certain what happened here, in a nutshell, besides the obvious mistake by the amateur gunsmith’s own undoing here.

  • Southpaw89

    Muzzle Broke

  • Nero

    i know of many armories who won’t sell handguard lengths that overpass the break or muzzle.
    Because generally a persons hand does ride up front near the end of a handguard.
    In this instance it would took a finger with it

    • GaryOlson

      “Thank you for trying Fingers 2 Go. Please hold here while we get your order ready. Would you like some BBQ sauce with that order?

      • Costa would have to have a pirate hook for a hand after C-gripping that thing. X-D

  • Porty1119

    Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?

    The same person who thought that stock was a “brace”, and that a gold muzzle brake was something desirable.

  • Cymond

    See, this is why I don’t understand tucking muzzle devices like flash cans inside handguards. Yeah, sure, you get a slightly longer handguard, but you’re also committed to never experimenting with muzzle brakes or flash hiders.

    Suppressors are a horse of a different color. I’d like to eventually build an AR-15 22lr SBR upper with a 4″ barrel and 7″ handguard. That should leave about 1″ of my (in progress) suppressor hanging out.
    Sadly, it’s a low priority because I can buy a new 10/22 barrel and pay the SBR tax stamp for less than the cost just to build a 22lr AR upper.

  • RealitiCzech

    Yep. Shorter barrels have exponentially higher pressure at the muzzle than longer ones. Put something in the way of that high pressure and it will be moved.
    Also, I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to shoot an AR pistol with a muzzle brake like that. It would be end-of-the-world loud.

  • Drunk Possum

    Why all the KeyMod time? Personally, I think it’s rather good looking and would have been very practical if it had taken off like they expected it to. What does everyone else prefer; M-Lok, Picatinny?

  • politicsbyothermeans

    That’ll buff out.

  • Friend of Tibet

    Now it looks like SAI LVOA, good job man!!!

  • Jeff

    For ONCE, a correct use of the term “muzzle break.”

  • Leveller

    I guess I’ll get one that actually fits, insteam of one that requires to “Mutilate” my Rifle to make it fit.