ALG Defense Sidewinder 5.56 Muzzle Brake

    ALG Defense recently released their Sidewinder 5.56 Muzzle Brake. It features vents angled upward towards the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions to deflect gas to the sides, the vents are also larger at the top than the bottom to help reduce muzzle rise. The most interesting feature of the Sidewinder are the two angled canards in front of the vents that ALG claims makes the Sidewinder even more efficient at reducing recoil. The Sidewinder 5.56 Muzzle Brake comes in both a bright polished and black nitride finish and retails for $75 over at ALGdefense.com.

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    ALG Defense’ new Sidewinder muzzle brake is machined from 17-4 Stainless Steel and fits ½-28” threaded 5.56mm barrels. Vents angled upward at 3 and 9 o’clock deflect gas to the sides, away from the ground, reducing dust and debris signature when firing from the prone position. The vents also are larger on top than on the bottom which adds muzzle rise compensation to the ALG Sidewinder. Twin angled canards in front of the vents boost the recoil dampening effects of the Sidewinder by increasing the forward surface area while still keeping the slim, minimalistic profile of the ALG Sidewinder.
    The ALG Sidewinder includes a peel washer for proper timing and concentricity during installation.
    The ALG Sidewinder’s unique design reduces muzzle rise and recoil, allowing the shooter to quickly get back on target for rapid follow up shots. Available in both Bright Polished or Black Nitride finish, Sidewinder is form inspired by function, a unique addition to your weapon system.

    Ray I.

    Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.

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