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.