The V6 Muzzle Brake From Carlsons Tactical

The V6 is a new muzzle brake manufactured by V6 Industries. It is a huge muzzle device with three ports on top of it and set of three chambers on sides facing up and rearward. The muzzle brake is made in the USA. It is machined on a 5-axis CNC machine from billet 4140 steel and has a black oxide coating.

According to the manufacturer, V6 virtually eliminates the muzzle rise no matter what load is used. Depending on the load it also reduces the felt recoil by 70-80%.

The brake is offered for the following shotguns: Kel-Tec KSG, Saiga 12, FosTech Origin-12 and Vepr 12. For all mentioned shotguns it has the same MSRP of $189.95. They also offer a version for .308 caliber rifles, which is priced at $169.95. Judging from the list of products with “coming soon” status, they are planning to make V6 brakes for a variety of rifles. They’ll probably come with offerings for AR-15s, AR-10s, as well as a bunch of caliber specific brakes – from .17HMR all the way to .50BMG.

The V6 brake is not ammo sensitive and can be run with all kind of standard shotgun loads. It comes in a cardboard box with a small amount of red Turbo-Lock thread locking compound.

Here are a couple of videos showing how to install the V6 brake on a Kel-Tec KSG shotgun and how it performs:

I don’t know exactly, but I guess the name “V6” is because of the similarity of brake’s appearance with a six cylinder V engine block:


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  • Christopher Silver

    I have this on my Fury 2 with the CSS apapter and its amazing! No matter what has been run through it outperforms my expectations.

    • Keiichi

      Skeet championships, here we come…

      • Tinkerer

        Forget skeet. I want to see this in an English fox hunt, with the hounds and the lords in red jackets and white riding trousers, with the old games keeper blowing a horn.

    • ozzallos .

      You have a Fury that runs?

      • Christopher Silver

        Custom and gone thru. Fully adjustable 4 setting gastube. CSS helped.

  • Heartbreaker

    Looks cool, but way too heavy and expensive for me. If they made a V4 or V2 version that cut weight and price by half I would be more interested.

    • Jeff

      Wonder if it could be made of aluminum?

      • Dracon1201

        No, it can’t aluminum brakes disintegrate

        • Not on shotguns.

        • Lee M Attinger

          umm, no.

      • Dracon is mistaken The GK01 is perhaps the winningest shotgun comp on the market. They’ve been around for close to a decade now, and most of them are aluminum, except for a threaded bushing. Shotgun comps are dealing with a lot less heat and pressure than rifle brakes.

        Incidentally, I did a fair amount of video testing with a bunch of different designs, and have studied the topic as thoroughly as just about anyone can claim to. I have 3 one off handmade shotgun comps, and have owned two aluminum comps neither of which shows the slightest sign of wear from the actual shooting aspect. Both do get dings from rough handling on the outside though.

  • That is hilarious and ridiculous and totally awesome.

  • Tinkerer

    Huh, I was sure that tough guys would never settle for anything less than a V-8

  • RSG

    Those spikes, though!!!!!

    • Anonymoose

      Looks like something Dracula would come up with.

      • noob

        Well, I guess if you empty both tubes you could always use the muzzle as a mace head to crush plate armor.

  • iksnilol

    I’ll wait for the V8.

    • Tinkerer

      Wonder if they’ll make V12s for the Italian market.

      • DanGoodShot

        U beat me to it!

      • Lee M Attinger

        sounds like somebody’s compensating for something…..

  • it’s just Boris

    And when you run out of ammo, voila! Your shotgun has been pre-converted into a mace! (Providing you swing it in the right direction.)

    • Amplified Heat

      With handy scoops for collecting grey matter for DNA analysis, so the faceless body can be identified

  • Amplified Heat

    Damn, I could’ve had a V8…

  • Brian Hert

    It also looks like it might help with the “oops my hand went in front of the muzzle and I blew it off” issue with the KSG.

    • iksnilol

      Dude, it happened once and was rectified ages ago.

      • Tinkerer

        Hey, chicks dig prosthetic hooks.

        • iksnilol

          Replace that hook with something else and they’ll dig it even more.

  • Bob

    Did anybody notice the reversed front sight on the ksg in the second video?

  • Black Dots

    “Do you enjoy having hot gas shot in your face, but don’t want to pay the $200 tax stamp for a suppressor? Then we have got just the thing for you!”

    • Tinkerer

      …we all have our own peculiar tastes…

    • RealitiCzech

      Compensators work far better for recoil mitigation than suppressors do, at a fraction of the cost.

    • I don’t think this design would do gas to face. The original Tromix Shark brake had a reputation for giving blast to your firing line neighbors, but not to the shooter himself.

  • USMC03Vet

    Boutique muzzle device and baton in the same day? Time to get my plate carrier done did!

  • DanGoodShot

    How about I save a few bucks and just hang a 5 pound weight off the muzzle. That thing is HUGE and really expensive. F that.

  • Bigbigpoopi
  • Wetcoaster

    Does that mean all the standard side-port muzzle brakes are boxers?

  • atmar

    i wonder if it will fit my spas 12….

  • RealitiCzech

    That many ports. For a 12ga shotgun comp. Whose pressures are lower than that of a .455 Webley.

    • yep. My testing showed that with most loads, only ports in about the first inch and a quarter past the muzzle were doing any significant work. The rest are mostly bulk and marketing.