Strike Industries WarHog Comp

The folks over at Strike Industries have been putting in some serious overtime, it seems like they release a new product every week. That’s awesome though, it gives us something new to write about and share with our readers (keep em coming guys!). In the past few months there was the Megafin CA Compliant Grip, the Advanced Receiver Extension, the Viper PDW Stock, the Latchless Phantom Charging Handle, the Cold Hammer Forged Barrels, the J-COMP 2.0 for 7.62 Caliber AK Rifles, and the G4 Slidecomp For Gen 4 Glocks. There’s probably a few other ones I’m forgetting. I actually just got the G4 Slidecomp, I only have a few rounds through it but so far I like it.

What does Strike Industries have for us this week? Well they just posted on their website their new WarHog Comp. It’s being billed as a no nonsense, high performance yet affordable muzzle brake. What we know about it so far is it’s a single chamber muzzle device that’s compact and light weight, although no official weight has been posted as of yet.

It will be available in two different options, the WarHog V1 will have just a straight line recoil reduction for a neutral feel. The WarHog V2 will also release gasses upward for both a braking and compensator effect. The best part about the new WarHog Comp? It will retail at just $19.95. Check them out at strikeindustries.com for more info however they’re currently not available for sale.



Ray I.

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  • Giolli Joker

    Which metal is it made of?

    • JSmath

      Their site quotes as “high strength steel” and that’s about all that can/should be expected for a $20 muzzle device.

  • “… light weight, although no official weight has been posted as of yet.”

    Hopefully it is actually light weight, and not like the last time a company said their item was light weight in a presser but was actually heavier than a vast majority of the stocks on the market.

    • JSmath

      They were probably calling it lightweight with respect to the A2 adjustable stocks, which come in over a pound. Or if you’re referring to the PDW stock, their weight spec includes the buffer/spring/extension and the stock itself.

      • I forget what brand it was, but the weight was almost as much as a UBR, which is a very heavy stock. In fact I am told that some Camp Perry guys love the UBR because it is the heaviest legal stock that they can use.

  • Big Daddy

    A muzzle device needs many hours of scientific testing to make sure they actually work. Every different type and caliber of ammo is different. Even the length of the barrel affects its operation. I look at all these devices and can tell they do not really test them most of them.

    • Dracon1201

      They work very well, though. Muzzle breaks aren’t as complicated as you think. Following Newton’s 3rd law with a little bit of gas flow and thermodynamics you can design a very effective muzzle break in a short amount of time. If you look at TTAG’s muzzle break test, you can see that SI does in fact make fantastic muzzle devices (especially at the price point).

      • BillC

        Brake. Muzzle Brake. If a muzzle breaks, that’s bad.

      • Big Daddy

        Excuse me but how many devices have you tested? How many do you own? Do you have and use any Strike muzzle devices?

        I’m talking from personal experience and there’s is much more than a simple physics law. Everything affects it, bullet diameter, speed of gasses and their expansion, barrel length, how much unburned powder and things I don’t even know about.

        I’ve also watched many videos on youtube and so many similar designs do not work as well as the other. Some don’t work at all even thought hey look similar to the ones that do.

        I own a 45 acp AR15 with a 5″ barrel and a Lonewolf muzzle brake was worse than just having the barrel without anything. Explain that to me please cause I have no clue. It caused more recoil and flip than just the barrel.

        • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

          I too, am a Youtube-Certified Armorer.

          • Big Daddy

            Congratulations now lets see that certificate, if no picture it didn’t happen, ha ha.

        • nova3930

          Yeah, all those things can be factored into the design and simulated to a certain degree before you ever start testing. In proper EMD, testing is used to validate the design. A build/try loop is massively inefficient.

          • Big Daddy

            It may be inefficient but it sure is more effective. As the guys that made the PWS CQB said he just tried it that way and it worked better, he didn’t know why it just did. On some guns the PWS CQB does work well on other a KX3 or 5 works better.

          • nova3930

            More effective only if you don’t know WTF you’re doing. Compressible gas flow through nozzles, even that which is changing composition as it flows through the nozzle, is pretty well understood and can be tuned using standard design equations. I’ve got undergrad textbooks that describe everything you need.
            That mechanism is how we send stuff into space after all, including men to the moon and probes all the way to pluto and beyond……

        • Dracon1201

          I own 5 different ones: Checkmate, King, one of their Fat MB no1, J comp, and Cookie cutter (for fun). I own far more than that, including devices from Precision Armament, Weapontech, Surefire, DD, etc. I’ve tested a few different ones; but furthermore, I’ve designed, machined, heat treated and successfully tested 6 designs of my own, with more on the way. I know what goes into one. They’re simpler than you think, but there are nuances that certain manufaturers omit in the interest of easier machining, which is why those don’t work.

          A single chamber brake works quite well, not as well as a dual or 3 chamber, but better than any flash hider or bare muzzle, and has a shorter OAL (which is important on a concealable AR).

          Which Lonewolf device did you go with? Their comp seems to be for looks more than anything. Adding that many ports on a low pressure round like .45ACP is superfluous, that comp does not redirect the gasses well, most will travel out the front. It probably helped a little, but was unnoticable next to the increase in flash and concussion (which I find is the case with many comps machined like that).

          • Big Daddy

            It’s the multi port one. It’s a .578 thread and it’s difficult to find any. I think I’m going to go with an A2 or a slightly longer barrel with a thread protector and call it a day. Right now I’m using a KAW Valley long comp on it. It seems to work a bit but nothing to write home about and noting to keep a 4″ device on it. I just thinks the 45 acp doesn’t need one.

            I have tried many and some just do not work well. Some work better on certain guns and others they don’t. Also the barrel length has a lot to do with it. I have no idea why, I wish I did.

          • Dracon1201

            Barrel length has a lot to do with the pressure of the gas towards the muzzle. Shorter barrels = less burnt powder = smaller volume of gas in the barrel = less pressure available for the brake to utilize. Honestly, I would go with a suppressor because the weight will probably help more than a brake will. Yeah, some don’t work well at all, many are just cool looking cash grabs. SI does very well, and I find tends to punch far above their price point.

          • Cymond

            “Shorter barrels = less burnt powder = smaller volume of gas in the barrel = less pressure available for the brake to utilize.”

            That doesn’t sound right to me.

            http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=1093

          • Marcus D.

            Try rephrasing it as follows: shorter barrel=less powder burned, and less powder burned means there is less gas created.

  • Haulin’ Oats

    Finally a reasonably priced muzzle device!

    • nova3930

      Seriously, since I stumbled into making stuff for sale, that thing probably costs them $4-5 with wholesale of $10 and retail of $20. And there’s really not much difference between this one and any other muzzle break wrt time and materials. I can understand recouping initial R&D investment, I do it myself, but not to the tune of 2000% markups like some of these muzzle devices have to be….

      • Rogertc1

        Why is this relevant to a nice looking brake for only $20.

        • nova3930

          I’m giving them a compliment in a roundabout way for having reasonable prices…….

  • Dracon1201

    Now to decide; this or the Sail comp for my 10.3″.

  • Marcus D.

    Maybe. The price is certainly right, but brakes can be so…so rude! I’d be perfectly happy with an A2, but in California, a “flash hider” is an evil feature, and the whole registration thing is a true cluster f**k. Better to be featureless. I switched to a thread protector, but haven’t had a chance to shoot it. It ain’t too sexy, I can tell you that!

  • 22winmag

    Give it a rest people.

    There is the Gogun Supercomp and then there is everything else, like this latest random muzzle device from Strike. That being said, I use Strike’s .308 King Comp on a .308AR and it keeps the reticle on target.