Vorpal Arms SOLO Muzzle Brake from UK

A British company called Vorpal Arms manufactures a very interesting looking muzzle brake called SOLO. It is sort of a combination of conical flash hider and a multi-chamber muzzle brake. The SOLO also has external threads, which allow mounting an outer jacket/blast diverter, which covers the muzzle brake to reduce the flash and possibly decrease the report, too. Of course, it comes at a cost of reduced recoil mitigation capability due to less space for the escaping gasses.

This idea is getting popular among muzzle device manufacturers with more and more of them offering a similar solution. In the case of SOLO, it looks to be a pretty large muzzle brake and I think that the blast reducer can perform as a suppressor too. However, it is also possible to mount a Vorpal Zephyr suppressor (“sound moderator” as the manufacturer calls it) over the brake too. And in case if you want to use solely the SOLO, there is a thread protector.

The SOLO comes with following internal thread pitch options: three imperial thread pitches (1/2×20″, 1/2×28″ or 5/8×24″) and two metric ones (M15x1 or M18x1). SOLO also comes with a number of different washers and shims to allow timing it correctly on the gun. Vorpal Arms also suggests to add a thread locking compound to secure it even better. Well, if you are going to stick to their products family only, then locking the threads can possibly be a good idea.

Vorpal SOLO has an MSRP of £120, which is about $150 and you need to add about $25 (£20) for the blast diverter.


Vorpal Arms Limited
Website: www.vorpal-arms.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1629 826497

Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • Rick O’Shay

    Can you buy it in the US? And if so, is it considered a silencer?

    • Anonymoose

      The silencer is separate.

  • Guest

    It’s called Solo because it looks like the flash hider on Han Solo’s blaster.

    • Jeremy Star

      Haha, came to say the same.

  • FOC Ewe

    Looks neat but I’ll stick with the Gemtech solution.

  • DW

    Put this on an AR pistol and yuo will find yuorself solo at the range.

  • mcjagermech

    soon to be featured in the next Starwars movie


    Ah! You found my Illidium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator

  • valorius

    If i ever get a broomhandle mauser, this brake is going on it immediately.