Video: EFFIN-A, Check out Ares Armor's New Stackable Compensator

Ares Armor cuts to the quick by naming their compensator the EFFIN-A.  We’ve never seen anything like it.  It doesn’t look like a compensator so much as some fantastical energy device used by comic book villains to attempt world domination; it’s a compensator with 28 individually adjustable ports that can be tuned for any firearm threaded in 1/2×28.  And their description is pure super-science:

“This Compensator combats muzzle climb in two ways; The EFFIN-A Compensator’s timed and tunable exit ports act as an outside force that returns the weapon to a ‘position of rest’ by directly countering the force of the round being fired in relation to the standard shooter’s contact points on the weapon. This Compensator is also designed to directly increase the weapons moment of inertia by accurately counter balancing the mass of the front of the weapon in relation to the force of motion created by the original force.”

Clearly this is no A2 birdcage.

Another cool feature of the EFFIN-A is that the end cap is threaded for another 1/2×28 muzzle device.  You can stack them for ultimate compensation.  But it’s gotta be fun to mix and match.  That with a comically large .50 BMG-styled brake?  You won’t feel the recoil for weeks, and even then it feels nice, like a back rub.

Ares is taking preorders and building up public excitement for their amazing-looking compensator, and it will be made for .223 Winchester/5.56 NATO.  They’re going after the flush custom AR market.

But we’re also a bit skeptical.  Does a compensator benefit from tuning, or is it more of a volume knob?  If you tune it to open up larger towards the breach, will it shoot free from your grip like a thousand-dollar bottle rocket?  How much of the muzzle rise is being compensated by the fact that this thing weighs something like five ounces?

Still, there’s clearly some kind of hoodoo mystery magic science going on in there as Ares Armor’s preorder partner, Predator Armament, has included this interesting little message: “WARNING: If you attempt to modify or use these devices in any way attempting to create baffles for a suppressor, it will instantly void our warranty and possibly land you in jail. PLEASE OBEY THE LAW!”

See?  Now you got our attention.  EFFIN-As will be available in black and in stainless for ninety bucks, which, honestly, isn’t that bad compared to muzzle devices with only one part and not thirty.

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