Cross Machine Tool’s New ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device

Cross Machine Tool recently debuted their new ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device. The ZCOMP-L was designed for use with short barreled rifles and pistols, like with a bunch of other muzzle devices on the market it was designed to help direct the muzzle blast forward and away from the shooter. If you’ve ever shot an AR-15 pistol then you know those things put out quite a bit of muzzle blast and concussion. The ZCOMP-L will be available for both 5.56 and .30 cal AR-15s.

Unlike other AR-15 pistol muzzle devices, the ZCOMP-L features small ports on the sides as well as fluting and front nose cuts to help reduce weight. The ZCOMP-L 556 weights in at 5.5 oz while the ZCOMP-L 30 weights in at 5.3 oz. There are no port holes on the bottom for when shooters are in the prone position as well as no port holes up top to help reduce muzzle flash. The ZCOMP-L features a nitride finish and are made in the USA. ZCOMP-L will retail for $93.57 and will be available exclusively at RainierArms.com.

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR 556:
– 1/2 28 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.5 ozs.
– Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR .30 :
– 5/8- 24 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.3 ozs.
– Caliber- 308, 300blkout, 6.5
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

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[Source: AR15News.com]



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  • How well do these blast-forwarding comp’s work in recoil reduction compared to a unshielded compensator?

    I’m intrigued by the idea of a comp with less blast, and this one looks nice, but am concerned that by blowing the gas forward, these devices essentially defeats the principal by which comps work – namely blowing gas to the sides and rear to offset the recoil of the rifle.

    • I’ve tried one. Think as effective as first gen muzzle brake/flash hiders for the M16.

      I see them great for CQB, but I’ll stick to my obnoxious Amazon $17 muzzle brake which friends hate to be around. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/382b598d2653b62d0cafe2709af5f42e920858bd8b8806895803ce93d0a12088.jpg

      • ozzallos .

        Yep, got me one of those. Works like a charm and without the pretentious price tag.

    • Corwin Bos

      Recoil on an AR isnt that bad to begin with. I used a Troy Claymore for awhile, which is very similar to this, Recoil reduction is obviously less than the Lantac I run now, but the noise was far less.

    • Blake

      It really depends on which one you choose. I’ve tested out the Lantac BMD on a Dragon and it’s incredible, the way they designed it the BMD hardly reduces the effectiveness at all. It’s just hard to justify the extreme price tag they slapped on it. Now, if it worked for their 5.56 and 30 cal Dragons that would change things, but it’s only usable with the 5.56 version.

  • Samantha J

    Nice. Yes I’m not being practical, but I kind of like the look. I wish someone would make one that looked like the FG42 brake at least sort of.

  • Userj

    EFAB all the way….

    This thing seems to make no sence from a construction standpoint.