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SureShot241
02-18-2012, 10:54 AM
I am looking for an inexpensive comp to reduce muzzle climb on my AR-15. Is this comp any good:

http://www.jsesurplus.com/phantomcompbrakeaggressiveend.aspx


Just saw this one. This one interests me because I want to keep my rifle DPMS. Anyone have any experiences with this one:

http://www.jsesurplus.com/dpmsflashhider.aspx


Any recommendations for a better cheap comp to reduce muzzle climb? My budget is between $20-40.

tomd1584
02-18-2012, 11:00 AM
that YHM will work, but it will be incredibly loud.

the worst that happens is you don't like it, sell it for $15 and buy something else.

Prc329
02-18-2012, 11:11 AM
YHM Makes a nice one but like the previous poster said it can be loud.

tomd1584
02-18-2012, 11:20 AM
wanting to "keep your rifle DPMS" is about the silliest thing i've ever heard.

$20-$40 is not a huge budget, but here are a few to look at:

1. Miculek compensator
2. Levang compensator
3. RRA tactical muzzle brake

CHS
02-18-2012, 11:24 AM
wanting to "keep your rifle DPMS" is about the silliest thing i've ever heard.

Heh, if anything I would do everything I could to make my rifle no longer DPMS!

As far as comps, the Miculek design is one of the best and very inexpensive.

My only reservation with the YHM is that it's not designed as a brake originally. They just took their flash hider and kinda sealed it up.

Here's the Miculek:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR535-7.html

Prc329
02-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Heh, if anything I would do everything I could to make my rifle no longer DPMS!

As far as comps, the Miculek design is one of the best and very inexpensive.

My only reservation with the YHM is that it's not designed as a brake originally. They just took their flash hider and kinda sealed it up.

Here's the Miculek:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR535-7.html

Ive had one of those Miculek brakes. It works well but shooters around you will hate you. Then again most breaks that don't send everything forward will not make you any friends at the range.

SureShot241
02-18-2012, 11:30 AM
wanting to "keep your rifle DPMS" is about the silliest thing i've ever heard.

$20-$40 is not a huge budget, but here are a few to look at:

1. Miculek compensator
2. Levang compensator
3. RRA tactical muzzle brake

The reason behind me trying to keep everything DPMS is because I actually like their products, and want to show how well their stuff works. Everything mechanically on my rifle, besides the lower, is DPMS, and I love it!

I am WELL aware there are better AR makers, and I am currently building a much higher quality AR, but this is a fun project for me.

CHS
02-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Ive had one of those Miculek brakes. It works well but shooters around you will hate you. Then again most breaks that don't send everything forward will not make you any friends at the range.

If you want a muzzle brake or compensator that actually works, your gun is going to be loud. That's the way it is.

If you don't want your gun to be as loud, don't get a muzzle brake. Get a flash hider or a thread protector.

migz
02-18-2012, 11:40 AM
i like the dpms levang

CHS
02-18-2012, 11:44 AM
i like the dpms levang

Problem is, the Levang doesn't really reduce recoil or muzzle rise any better than the stock A2 flash hider.

It does help with the noise/concussion though.

jvpark
02-18-2012, 12:09 PM
wanting to "keep your rifle DPMS" is about the silliest thing i've ever heard.

good point... I would think you would want to upgrade as far away as possible.

You get what you pay for... consider increasing your budget and get something that you won't be compromising with.

I have been through a few brakes before I got the Effin - A and love it.

Arkangel
02-18-2012, 1:31 PM
I have been through a few brakes before I got the Effin - A and love it.

+1 for the Effin- A. I am seriously considering one. I currently have the YMH 5C2, it does an ok job but it is loud.

HonkingAntelope
02-18-2012, 2:07 PM
Problem is, the Levang doesn't really reduce recoil or muzzle rise any better than the stock A2 flash hider.

It does help with the noise/concussion though.

That and the whole thing about peppering those around you with hot powder particles.

Back in the day when I had some no-name compensator on my AR and went out with my gf to the range, the poor girl was almost too scared to even try shooting it because of the noise. When I finally got her to try it, I stood on the immediate right (to watch her form and avoid the brass), I was getting hit with a blast of burnt powder on every shot.

After switching to Levang, the report got cut down to the point where you could hear and feel the "sproing", the recoil was still next to nothing (ok, compared to shooting a .308 anyway), and it does look cleaner than all the other comps, too.

++ for Levang!

Prc329
02-18-2012, 2:10 PM
If you want a muzzle brake or compensator that actually works, your gun is going to be loud. That's the way it is.

If you don't want your gun to be as loud, don't get a muzzle brake. Get a flash hider or a thread protector.

My point was to be aware the brake will throw gases at the shooter next to you. I am well aware of how brakes work. I was just informing the OP of what to expect.

SureShot241
02-18-2012, 4:36 PM
I am torn between the DPMS comp and the DPMS Levang. On one side, the comp will help with performance, yet piss people off/ be loud; on the other side, the lavang will be way quieter, give a little performance, but not much. Both look pretty cool. Difference in price is around $15. I may just get both haha

feeesh
02-19-2012, 6:19 AM
i have that aggressive style YHM one and i hate it.
The pointy parts at the end keep cutting up the inside of my soft case.
It's the first/only compensator i've tried so i've got nothing to compare it to.
good luck!

Arkangel
02-19-2012, 8:02 AM
Parallax Tactical is selling their version of the bc 1.0, I think they call it the "Paracomp". It's only $50, I got one last night after I saw the bc 1.0 was close to $160 after taxes. I originally went looking for an Effin- A comp, but they don't stock them.

After I shoot it, I will let you guys know the verdict.

k1dude
02-19-2012, 11:48 AM
Parallax Tactical is selling their version of the bc 1.0, I think they call it the "Paracomp". It's only $50, I got one last night after I saw the bc 1.0 was close to $160 after taxes. I originally went looking for an Effin- A comp, but they don't stock them.

Their website doesn't show anything like that. They don't even show the Spikes Dynacomp. Is it in store only?

luvtolean
02-19-2012, 2:34 PM
For low cost, Miculek.

Prc329
02-19-2012, 2:54 PM
Parallax Tactical is selling their version of the bc 1.0, I think they call it the "Paracomp". It's only $50, I got one last night after I saw the bc 1.0 was close to $160 after taxes. I originally went looking for an Effin- A comp, but they don't stock them.

After I shoot it, I will let you guys know the verdict.

I got one also. The owner was very persuasive and I had to much money in my pocket. I will be shooting it next weekend. BTW they installed it for free.

ERdept
02-19-2012, 3:50 PM
I did a lot of forum/opinion research and the Miculek was the cheapest and best.

Noise? That's why it works well.

G38xOC
02-19-2012, 4:28 PM
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww189/wjt1169/Rainier%20Arms%20Mini%20Comp/RMC-01-1024.jpg

49bucks from rainier RMC comp

planing to put this on ar pistol

SureShot241
02-19-2012, 4:54 PM
Something about the DPMS Levang intrigues me. I have fired one round out of my AR without hearing protection and I nearly felt like I was shell shocked. Reducing this noise in an interesting concept, maybe make it better for indoor use.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-19-2012, 5:14 PM
+1 for the Miculek, and what everyone says about it is true. I works well.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_7573.jpg


I just picked up this monster JP for my AR10 project. It's huge, heavy, pricey, and one mean looking brake.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/2012-02-18101340.jpg

Arkangel
02-19-2012, 5:32 PM
Their website doesn't show anything like that. They don't even show the Spikes Dynacomp. Is it in store only?

Must be. I went to the store, if you call them I'm sure you can order one if interested. To tell you the truth their website is not the greatest. I just walk in or call when I'm looking for something.

tomd1584
02-19-2012, 8:28 PM
Something about the DPMS Levang intrigues me. I have fired one round out of my AR without hearing protection and I nearly felt like I was shell shocked. Reducing this noise in an interesting concept, maybe make it better for indoor use.


It doesn't "reduce" the sounds at all; it just redirects it. Shooting without protection indoors is still going to kill your ears.

DVIII
02-19-2012, 9:13 PM
Anyone tried this:
http://www.rainierarms.com/img/shop/product/1f7648fd638c6f3f77d0dfafb965f7a8.jpg
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1684

HK35
02-19-2012, 9:23 PM
I recommend the Stag Arms Brake. It works really well and reatils for $35

CHS
02-20-2012, 9:54 AM
Anyone tried this:
http://www.rainierarms.com/img/shop/product/1f7648fd638c6f3f77d0dfafb965f7a8.jpg
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1684

My only issue with that is it's another "combo" device. So it will probably be "ok" at reducing muzzle climb and recoil and "ok" at reducing flash, but not "great" at either.

What I recommend is to figure out what it is that you want. Do you want reduced muzzle climb and recoil, or do you want reduced muzzle flash? When you know what you want, pick an appropriate device.

With all the triple-tap knockoffs these days, we now also have a third category: Reducing muzzle blast concussion. This is where the Triple-Tap, battle-comp, dynacomps, etc fit in. These devices will have tons of little holes all over them and not look like traditional muzzle brakes or flash hiders.

Don't get me wrong, if you just want a little bit of both worlds, there's nothing "bad" about the combination devices like the one pictured or the PWS.

But before purchase you need to understand what the different types of muzzle devices are actually supposed to do and why they work. Then you can make an informed decision.

SureShot241
02-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Does anyone have any experience with these? What is the difference between the two?

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Rbfska124/dpmscomp2.jpg
http://www.kingdomarms.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=47_51&products_id=1184


AND

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Rbfska124/dpmscomp1.jpg
http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=1375&cat=1687

tomd1584
02-20-2012, 11:10 AM
it would help if you provided links to who the MFG & what product it is.

3GunFunShooter
02-20-2012, 1:59 PM
For the money the Miculek is the best. The Levang does nothing for reduction in muzzle rise. I have one and it sucks. Front Sight Magazine did a comparrison on brakes and the Levang did nothing! I run a Cooley on my competition rifle and am taking off the Levang on my HD rifle as soon as I get chance and put on the Miculek.

strongpoint
02-20-2012, 3:21 PM
i like my smith enterprises brake (http://www.smithenterprise.com/products07.html) a LOT. $55 straight from SEI.

http://www.smithenterprise.com/imagesprod/1002.02.jpg

noseyparker2u
02-24-2012, 5:03 PM
I use a Miculek on my Sig. Knocks my soda over all the time.

SmellOfCordite
02-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Anyone tried this:
http://www.rainierarms.com/img/shop/product/1f7648fd638c6f3f77d0dfafb965f7a8.jpg



I have one on my BCM mid 16" and it is a fantastic brake/comp. It actually reduces recoil better than my BC 1.0 but is a little louder. DO NOT plan on shooting this with NODs on though, The XTC is s bit of a flame thrower at night...

mackey
02-28-2012, 4:00 PM
Heh, if anything I would do everything I could to make my rifle no longer DPMS!

As far as comps, the Miculek design is one of the best and very inexpensive.

Here's the Miculek:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR535-7.html

i'm interested but they don't ship to CA

CHS
02-28-2012, 8:46 PM
i'm interested but they don't ship to CA

So do a search for "miculek" and you'll find a million other distributors that do ship to CA.

jgraham15
02-28-2012, 11:47 PM
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww189/wjt1169/Rainier%20Arms%20Mini%20Comp/RMC-01-1024.jpg

49bucks from rainier RMC comp

planing to put this on ar pistol


That sucker is going to be LOUD on an AR pistol!

I ran this one for one range trip on my AR pistol with an 11 1/2 barrel and the people on both sides of me packed up and left after about 30 rounds of XM193. Maybe they were getting hit with fireballs :eek: I had a blast though :D

http://www.rainierarms.com/img/shop/product/85353f9488483a4b3e3e685d92439c0f.jpg

jgraham15
02-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Anyone tried this:
http://www.rainierarms.com/img/shop/product/1f7648fd638c6f3f77d0dfafb965f7a8.jpg
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1684

I run the 6.8spc version on 2 of my 6.8 AR's and they work very good for the money. I have a Surefire muzzle brake on my other 6.8 and it is a bit more effective but also almost 3 times the price.

Kalderis40
02-29-2012, 6:15 AM
I'm also interested in the Spikes Dynacomp.