Strike Industries Oppressor QD Blast Shield

Surprise! Strike Industries has another new product coming soon. This time around it’s a new blast shield called the Oppressor. They’re claiming it’s “the next evolution in concussion reduction devices”. If you’ve stood next to someone on the firing line with a muzzle brake then I’m sure you’ve felt and heard the massive concussion they can put out. Most other blast shield, diverters or concussion reduction add-ons simply redirect the muzzle blast forward, however this also reduces the effectiveness of your muzzle brake.

The new Strike Industries Oppressor helps to solve this, they used “computer aided flow dynamics” to come up with an internal geometry that draws the gasses out and through vents at the front of the blast shield for improved recoil and muzzle rise reduction while still diverting the blast away from the shooter. The Oppressor is made out of 1045 Carbon steel with a black nitride finish. It’s 2.9″ in length and weights in at 9.5oz.

It attaches via a proprietary quick detach system and works with the Strike Industries Venom, Checkmate, King Comp, Mini King Comp, J-Comp Gen2, Sierra Comp, and Triple Crown muzzle devices. Unlike many of Strike Industries’ other products it’s not very budget friendly as it retails for $105.95. Many of the other blast shields on the market go for around that or more however.



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  • RSG

    Still going to get debris and dust when prone. Downward blast mitigation was one of the selling points of the Ferfrans that I purchased

  • Jared Vynn

    At over half a pound I’m going to have to pass.

    • MeaCulpa

      No kidding it’s more than half a pound, more like £82.

  • Blake

    I almost bought the Lantac BMD after they released the collar kits making one BMD work for multiple different Dragon sizes. But then I realized I would much rather buy one for my shooting buddy than use it myself. It’s hard to spend that much cash on something that doesn’t affect you.

  • LGonDISQUS

    I bought one of the $17 amazon muzzle devices, and the sideways concussive blast would be hell in cqb.

    Luckily as tacticool as I get is shooting out in a field.

  • Palmier

    I bought a ‘krink’ blast can off ebay. $20. The thing works great.

    • rjackparis

      doesn’t actually have a muzzle brake under it though. so it’s just a blast director.

      • Plot twist, you can’t have a working muzzle device under a blast shield.

        • rjackparis

          Double plot twist.

          The new Strike Industries Oppressor helps to solve this, they used “computer aided flow dynamics” to come up with an internal geometry that draws the gasses out and through vents at the front of the blast shield for improved recoil and muzzle rise reduction while still diverting the blast away from the shooter

          Also, even If it didn’t you could simply pop the blast shield off when you’re not next to someone and have a brake.

        • AlDeLarge

          Yes, muzzle brakes do work under blast redirectors, just like a silencer reduces felt recoil. Recoil is reduced by the gasses slamming into the flats on a break. Some of the effect is lost by the redirector sending the gas forward again, but they do work in a reduced capacity.

          Compensators rely on the rocket effect most people assume breaks do, so they don’t work with blast redirectors.

          • A silencer reduces felt recoil/muzzle climb primarily just by adding mass, especially because the mass is far forward of the fulcrum.

          • AlDeLarge

            The weight helps with muzzle climb, but the majority of the recoil reduction works the same way a muzzle brake does, only somewhat reduced because the gas has nowhere to go and quickly evens out against the front of the previous baffle.

  • Burt Gummer

    The more I see these “blast diverters” all I can think of is building stubby Form 1 suppressor out of them. Would only really need to make a tube, and cap, and a few baffles. “K” baffles formed from freeze plugs or some of those titanium “dry storage cups” some vendors sell would work well. Unfortunately the prospect of spending the cash for one of these devices as a base for a QD form 1 can then having to spend the money on the stamp kind of kills the savings pretty quick.