Muzzle Brake with Picatinny Rails?

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Here’s one from the “What the &%$%$ were they thinking” category. Tufforce, a company that I am not familiar with prior to this post, is offering a muzzle device completed with picatinny rails across the 12, 3, 6, & 9 o’clock positions.

While I can see the rare usage for a mount on a non-moving pistol barrel, I truly cannot see any other practical use for this brake as a picatinny rail. Mounted on a rifle, the concussive force will ruin anything attached and if one were to use it to “Move the front sight forward and extend distance from rear sight to Shoot more accurately” (capitalization and diction theirs), it would significantly screw with the barrel harmonics and accuracy potential of the system.

The brake is drilled for gas exhaustion only on two sides and each rail section has 5 rail slots. Strangely, it seems the company has also applied for and been granted a patent (though I could not find it on a search of the patent database.

If one is interested in this tomfoolery, the “Tufforce New Muzzle Brake with 4 side Picatinny rail, 1/2”-28 thread for 223, USA patent granted, MT-4L65R can be picked up from Amazon. Price? Retail is listed at $30, but they are available for $19.99.

In this case, I would tell you to go spend the money on something useful, good looking, and American-made like the JL Billet V.P.R..

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • MR MR on Dec 10, 2015

    The alternative linked to in the article has an MSRP of $109 or so. American made is great and all, I try to go that route when possible, but when somebody's looking at a $20-40 muzzlebrake, directing them to a $110 brake doesn't make a whole lot of sense, at least to me. I'd imagine there are a few other alternatives -American made, even - a bit closer to this price range.

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Dec 11, 2015

    Somebody dial zero...because this is so operator :p