The Loudener? Sledge Hammer did it first.

So Snake Hound Machine will be offering a muzzle device appropriately called the Loudener:

Quote: “…but more importantly what it does is increases the amount of muzzle blast and concussion that comes out of your gun.”

Okay then. Putting aside for a moment why someone would want to do that, Sledge Hammer did it first.

At least SHM didn’t angle the vents back towards the shooter like Tromix did.  Watch the shooter’s hat in this clip and then watch it again to note the amount of burning debris flying back.

It strikes me as odd that SHM isn’t marketing it primarily as a muzzle brake, instead choosing to promote the increased noise and concussion.  In RECOIL magazine’s online article, Owen of SHM says the ‘demoralizing effect of live fire is important’ and that it is potentially useful to be ‘louder’.  Perhaps I’m not Operator enough to understand, but I would think the demoralizing effect of live fire would hinge on an opponent’s understanding of the potential to leak precious vital fluids.  Since the claim that the Loudener is increasing muzzle blast and concussion is only accurate when witnessed from the perspective of the shooter [after all, the device does not create any additional energy].  If one accepts that increased noise is ‘demoralizing’, I have to wonder why someone would use this to demoralize themselves and/or their own team.

 

One Response

  1. I would like to put this on a cheapie PLR 16 and keep it in the range bag, just to respond to assholes who like shooting huge-braked rifles at a crowded indoor range.

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