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The Ares Armor Muzzle Break That Will Be Mistaken For Silencer

Muzzle breaks are all the rage right now.  They have the potential to reduce recoil, shoot flames, or even give your gun the right amount of barrel length (a little welding may be required for that last one).  Ares Armor has a new product in this arena called the "Ares Breath" Muzzle Brake for 5.56 rifles.

When I first saw the photos I had to ask my self what the hell this thing was...  It looks like a a stack of muzzle brakes, and not a single unit.  Here is what Ares had to say:

How is this Device different from others that have been determined by ATF to be "Silencers"?
a. This device is intended to be used in compliance with Federal and State law. You may pin and weld this device to a 10.5" barrel to make your barrel a legal rifle length barrel or mount it without welding onto a 16” or longer barrel.
b. This device is designed and intended to reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb.
c. This device is intended to be aesthetically AWESOME!
d. This device does not have threading on the forward portion of it, and is not intended to be used as part of an assembly of a silencer, suppressor or muffler.
e. This device does not diminish the sound of the firearm.
f. In an abundance of caution we have added anti-tamper features to restrict the ability of one to misuse this product.

g. Misuse of this product voids the product warranty.

The Ares Breath is 6" long and $150.  I don't really think this accessory is going to be on my Christmas list this year.  Is this something you would put on your rifle?  Head over to Ares Armor for more info and pictures.


A Guess At What It Feels Like To Be Shot While Wearing A Vest

I've seen a lot of those bullet proof vest testing vids, and it seems like guy catching lead hardly flinches.  Did you ever wonder how much force was actually being driven into the vest?  In this not so scientific test several different calibers are fired at a vest placed on big water bottle.  The results are then compared to blunt objects to see the difference; check it out:

Interesting stuff...  It sounds like anyway you slice it will hurt like hell, and probably leave a huge bruise.  I had not heard of Bullet Safe before but it actually looks like they provide a pretty reasonable option for affordable vests.  They keep their prices low by only offering one style and they do have some upgrades for plates that will take your vest up to Level IV.  This sounds like it might be a viable alternative to AR500.

h/t TTAG


Intentional M1 Garand Thumb: This Looks Painful

The M1 Garand is a pretty sweet rifle that not only "won the war" but is also available at a pretty reasonable price.  The Garand doesn't take magazines like your fancy AR, it actually takes "clips" like the people on television might say.  Inserting these clips is fairly similar to a magazine except that if you aren't paying attention, the action can close on your thumb. 

The Firearms Blog put together a pretty interesting post showing someone who willfully gave themselves the "M1 Thumb" for the sake of science or something.  Check out these clips below:

Yea that looks like it really hurt.  Have you ever experienced M1 Thumb?  Head over to TFB to see a few more animated gifs.


New Trailer For American Sniper With Bradley Cooper

Did you guys know a movie was being made about Chris Kyle based on his book American Sniper?  It stars Bradley Cooper and it will be directed by Clint Eastwood.  After I read the book I wasn't too sure if it would translate well to film, but I'm quite confident Clint Eastwood will do a good job.  Check out the trailer:

Wow, I think this film has a lot of potential.  What do you guys think?  The film will be on limited release Christmas Day and then the big opening a few weeks afterward.


$1200 CNC Machine For DIY AR15s

Well, yesterday Governor Moonbeam said you could keep your ghost guns (DIY 80% complete AR15 lowers).  Defense Distributed, creator of that single shot DIY plastic pistol a while back, has brought a new product to market called the Ghost Gunner.  Check out their new vid complete with Senator DeLeon clips:

I feel like I should be way more excited about this invention, but when I saw it I thought "Meh."  I guess it is cool, and it could do other projects besides just lowers.  What does make it interesting is that it is designed to be relatively plug and play; you just pop your 80% complete lower in and it does the rest of the work.  While I think $1200 is a bit high to own one, I'd be happy to pay a smaller fee to rent one at my local gun shop.  It will be interesting to see where this goes...

Head over to Ghost Gunner for more info, and if you preorder now it will be here by Christmas.