Strike Industries Japanese Type 89 Style Compensator

    Strike Industries posted a photo on their Facebook page of a new compensator/flash hider they will soon be manufacturing. The design is a clone of Japan’s HOWA Type-89 assault rifle comp/hider. I don’t know for sure, but I think they will probably make both an AR-15 and an AK compatible version.


    HOWA Type-89

    The Type-89 has been the Japanese Self Defense Force’s primary service rifle since it was introduced in 1989. Internally it is based on Mr. Stoner’s AR-18 design, which HOWA licensed from Armalite.

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